MELISSAP1981's SparkPeople Blog MELISSAP1981's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Busiest week this year I've had some busy weeks and sometimes I find there just isn't enough time in the day but this week has proven to be the busiest yet. I can see that I am getting things accomplished though so I figure that is a good thing. Moving is always hectic and moving the week of my 30th birthday is getting to me. I've decided I'm not going to much moving tomorrow on my b-day. I think I deserve a rest.The exercise of moving is a good thing though. I'm trying to think positive. If I'm not on much in the ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:40:25 EST Moving on Well this week has had its ups and downs. I am proud that I have lost 3 pounds. It isn't alot in 2 months but it sure is better than gaining weight. I'm moving forward. I am very proud of that. I'm also really moving and I'm hoping that will be some good exercise. My husband and I are going out for dinner tomorrow night and I have prepared by looking at the menu online and choosing a lower cal meal. I hope I can stick to this. Have a great weekend:) Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:57:02 EST Changes Well, even though I haven't seen any on-scale victories. I have had people ask me if I have lost weight. So I guess I must be doing the right thing. I want to thank all my spark friends for encouraging me to not give up even when the going gets tough. Tue, 8 Feb 2011 10:38:17 EST Recovering and getting back on track Well, this week has been difficult to say the least I managed to catch the flu probably from my 4 year old son who brought it home from school. I can honestly say that I haven't been that sick in years. I finally feel like I am able to start getting back on track. I lost weight while being sick but its not weight loss that I am proud of because I accomplished it but I guess any weight loss is good. Now I just have try not to put the weight back on. My son now has a cold it seems like the sick... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 11:54:23 EST Emotions running high Well, today was weigh in day and I gained weight again. My life has just seemed too busy lately. I can't seem to find time for myself or get enough done. I feel like I'm in a race that the finish line is always moving just out of my view. I found out we are moving into a smaller place and I have been struggling to get rid of some things and I have fit in some exercise and have been eating ok. My nutrition report says I'm not eating enough. I feel so down lately and hope my doctor doesn't want... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:00:08 EST Rough start to the New Year Well, If only good intentions would shed weight. I would be well on my way. Unfortunately life and weight loss doesn't work that way. I am finding if I get my workouts in then my diet falls to the wayside and if I get my diet right my workout is what suffers. But I am trying and I do hope one of these days I can get it right. I guess the main thing is that I am aware of what I need to improve on each day and each new day I can work towards getting it right. I need to get past the depression I... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:52:42 EST Discouraged Well, I was very excited because today is my weigh in day and all week I feel like I have been on track and making an extra effort to get my exercise in. I actually gained weight when I stepped on the scale. Usually this would push me to food but I am determined to make this lifestyle work for me. I mean its got to be better than eating junk all the time. I am considering joining the gym again but I am worried because sometimes its hard for me to get time out of the house and alas the gym is ... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 11:00:47 EST For me? So today started out kind of weird for me. Last night I got a phone call and had to help one of my friends with some personal problems. She ended up staying at my house. This really threw me for a loop because I am a creature of habit. I didn't get my full workout in although I did some of it. I also didn't eat until the early afternoon. Which probably wasn't the greatest idea but I'm a work in progress. Its just hard when you want to see results and everything else just keeps getting in the ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:07:49 EST Quick fix ??? So I bought this band that is made of neoprene that is suppose to help support your back and help you sweat out excess water while you workout or just wear it around the house. I have been trying it out for a hour everyday to see if it gives any results. I haven't seen too much so far but then again I have had a lot of company and have done a lot of eating over Christmas. I have found the back support nice because I have scoliosis and my Chiropractor cringes every time I mention exercise. But... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:02:19 EST My own worst critic It's funny how other people will tell you how the think you look nice or they like what you've done with your hair/makeup. In reality I don't want to look "nice" I want to be beautiful and have that confidence that I see in other women. I want to look in the mirror and like what I see instead of always seeing the negative. I keep hearing that confidence is beauty, but I find it hard to see the positive in myself. Every year I make a New Year's resolution to lose weight and quit smoking. Wel... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:13:34 EST The New Scale- Scary Ok so last night I went and bought a new scale. I was super excited because after only a week I measured myself and had lost an inch off my waist and an inch off of my hips. I was excited to see the weight that came off too. Well when we went to buy the scale there were so many choices it was overwhelming. There was one on sale that measured your body fat and hydration as well. So my husband suggested getting that one. We did and we got home, he set it up because you can have several users. S... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:55:55 EST Coffee Intake-First blog entry Well this is my first blog entry and what I want to talk about is coffee or caffeine intake. I recently quit smoking and although some people think they have to give up coffee because it is a trigger for cravings, I made sure the first day of my quit I had a coffee. My way of thinking being that if I was giving up cigs then I had to have something. Well Its almost been one month since I quit and I have had several coffees a day almost to replace the nicotine but since starting the spark I sti... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:11:37 EST