MESHEAMN's SparkPeople Blog MESHEAMN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back for Help So I disappeared on here for a while and quit tracking, then went back to Weight Watchers, etc., but I am back now. Never quit trying, right? So in an effort to cut back on sugar and carbs (my problem foods), I started the 17 Day Diet two days ago on Sunday. I have made one alteration, I am drinking a protein drink (no sugar or carbs) to help me get all my protein. We'll see how this goes. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:23:21 EST Too Many Calories I have had three days this week where I went over my daily calorie budget. Not the best of weeks. But instead of focusing on what I did wrong this week, let's visit a better subject. <BR> <BR> Here's what I did well this week: <BR> --Went back to zumba to test the water with my back. Success! <BR> --Ran a couple of times at the gym <BR> --Stayed focused on my goal, even if my eating doesn't exactly reflect that. <BR> <BR> My week is over tomorrow, so "onward and upward", right? <BR> ... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:51:14 EST Emotional Eating, Sometimes It Happens My boyfriend and I have been fighting the last couple of days, and it takes its toll on my emotions. So I had been craving chocolate donuts for the last few days and after some crying this morning I went and got some. The thing is, I can never just eat one or two, so I had tried to let the craving pass; but I ended up eating like 10. That was followed up with Taco Bell for lunch. I think I'm over it now, but I did some damage. And, like a lot of other people with emotional eating issues,... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:49:12 EST Yoga "Prescription" So the physical therapist recommended I take up yoga today to aid my back recovery. He had already cleared me to run, so I started running again a few weeks ago. But YOGA? Ick. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of reasons why yoga has never been my exercise of choice: <BR> <BR> 1. Smug yoga disciples (I read someone else on the message boards didn't like these peeps either.) <BR> 2. The instructor "correcting" me by moving me even if I don't actually bend that way, yet. <BR> 3. The constant "... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 19:57:18 EST Week 1 Results Down 4 lbs! Woot, woot! So all that calorie counting and tracking did pay off after all. I think the best way to celebrate Week 1 success is go ahead and set goals for Week 2 since it starts today. <BR> <BR> 1. Continue to track everything. <BR> 2. Get all the water in this week. I got close last week. <BR> 3. Stock up on healthy food today, so that I am prepared for the coming week. <BR> 4. Get in more fitness minutes this week. <BR> 5. Try to get in all the fruits and vegetables. Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:05:52 EST Less Than Nice So this post is not about weight or my weight loss journey, it is just a release of a negative thought. We had a ladies lunch event at work today, and one of my co-workers was there who had recently tattled on me for a complaint I made and got me in some trouble with my boss. There was an open seat beside her but I chose to move on down the table to some other ladies who I actually wanted to talk to and who I genuinely liked. I've heard over and over throughout my life and career mixed mes... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:13:06 EST Figuring out My Spark Stuff This is Week 1 for me on SparkPeople. I have used Weight Watchers Online before, but never any other site for weight loss accountability. So far, so good--the tracking has been so easy. I am also enjoying all the fitness, motivation, nutrition, and fun information on this site. I am already looking forward to my first weigh-in date after beginning this accountability system! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:59:34 EST Team of 1 I hear this challenge/journey is supposed to be easier with a support system, but most people I know just don't get it. My sister has been a size 00-4 her entire high school-adult life, my mom is also naturally kind of small, and if my boyfriend were to quit drinking he would not have his tiny beer belly anymore. None of them get it. None of them have ever had weight issues, so they seem to think you can just snap your fingers and make it come off. But it doesn't, and it takes a lot of wo... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:06:06 EST