MOMTOCONNOR2003's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MOMTOCONNOR2003 MOMTOCONNOR2003's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ First week of New challenge filled with challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180928 So Wednesday started the first week of the new Biggest Loser summer session challenge. I have been looking forward to it because the last challenge I only lost a little over 4 pounds. I had house guest stay with me so I was a little worried because they did not leave until Thursday. So Wednesday and Thursday morning I had to take my morning workouts outside so I was not able to do my normal indoor Zumba workout but I still managed to get a good walk in every morning and enjoy the outside be... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:16:39 EST First week of New challenge filled with challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180922 So Wednesday started the first week of the new Biggest Loser summer session challenge. I have been looking forward to it because the last challenge I only lost a little over 4 pounds. I just found out that one of the medications the doctor has had me on prevents weight lose while the other was suppose to help me lose. So they where working against each other and all of the working out and hardly losing did not seemed to add up for the amount of work I was putting out. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:55:12 EST Fitbit is make me unfit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173874 So I got a fitbit for Mother's day. I was so excited but I did not realized that I would have to log in everything into fitbit as well as Sparkpeople. I find myself doing double duty and not being on Spark as often as I should. On the Fitbit as you workout throughout the day you earn the ability to eat more calories and log them in, which makes it kind of hard to plan your food ahead. This has undermind my Spark process and I have not lost anything. Though I have managed to walk 10,000 st... Tue, 31 May 2016 16:19:54 EST Mothers Day reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157696 When my children were small I thought I can't wait until they get older it will be so much easier as a mom. Boy was I wrong. I have found that as a Mom I am more challenged now than ever. I miss the days of messy handprints, potty training, sloppy kisses, fruit snacks and juice boxes. <BR> <BR> Now I find myself in the teen and preteen years with my children. I often find myself being the mediator to fights over who sits where and what place to eat at and over the silliest things but s... Fri, 6 May 2016 15:15:35 EST .2 away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154832 So on the 30th I was 200.1 just .2 away from Onederland. So this week it is my goal to get there. I am eating clean this week and exercising. Of course nature may not be on my side but I will give it my all to get down the .2 and finally be in the One hundreds again for the first time in several years. I think it has been at least 4 years since I was under 200 pounds. <BR> <BR> At first it was the stress of my husband retiring from the military and going back to college so I gained we... Mon, 2 May 2016 13:41:36 EST SOOOOOOO close I can see it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150764 So I am only one pound away from Onederland. You know the all illusive place that I get so close too but for some reason my body seems to fight me. I am almost there. I have been almost there now for two and a half months. Within 5 pounds but for some reason I have not been able to end the plateau. Not sure if I will be able to do it but I am going to try to end the cycle in April. I am determined before my doctors appointment in 2 weeks to be under 200 pounds. I want to go into the do... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:54:56 EST I Will GET THERE I WILL GET THERE I WILL..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140041 I have to keep repeating this to myself because I am beginning to think the 100's are something that will never happen. I have been in the low 200's for a very long time now and the scale is not really coperating these days. Part of it was a plateau and then I went on spring break vacation. So now I REALLY want to be done by the end of this month. But I have wanted to be out of the 200's for the past two months now. So the next two weeks will be buckle down time. I am very close. There... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:55:09 EST Someone Noticed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130029 So on Easter Sunday I was sad because I had purchased a dress for Easter several weeks before, it was sleeveless and on Easter Sunday it decides it wants to be in the low 50's and raining. So I have to wear a long sweater thing over by very pretty dress that I bought for Easter. I spent all of this time lossing weight and wanting to look good for easter only to have to cover it up with a ugly black sweater. <BR> <BR> It is a tradition to go to my Grandmother's church on Easter Sunday so we... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:55:55 EST Spring break excitement and dread! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126029 So with Spring break comes excitement and dread. The dread of the excessive temptations, the lack of routine and the tempations around every corner. I am excited to be having some time off of work to spend with the kids and hubby and to vacation but with that comes eating out and the whole lack of a routine. I love my Monday-Friday because I know what I am having for breakfast, I pack I my lunch and I plan what I am cooking for dinner. I am in control of all elements of what is put in fro... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:25:46 EST My new start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123065 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe8d0af0-0bd1-445e-a3c9-eaf44103fe16.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e1af7e4-11b6-44a9-8d36-90b3f8e43948.jpg"> So it is not really my new start as I have lost a total of 38 pounds last year and this year. However, today I ran my first 8k. It is a new start to my fitness. It was fun and miserable all at the same time. I averaged only 4 mph however it was in the low 50's today with crazy mph winds off the oceanfront. I f... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:02:14 EST My new start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123064 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e1af7e4-11b6-44a9-8d36-90b3f8e43948.jpg"> So it is not really my new start as I have lost a total of 38 pounds last year and this year. However, today I ran my first 8k. It is a new start to my fitness. It was fun and miserable all at the same time. I averaged only 4 mph however it was in the low 50's today with crazy mph winds off the oceanfront. I felt like I was fighting the wind. I am proud to say I finished my first race in like 14 year... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:01:31 EST I need an instruction manual http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119897 Why do kids not come with an instruction manual. It would be so easy just to flip to chapter one when a situation comes up that you are clueless on. I am clueless on a situation right now with my son. He was intentionally injured by a close friend and I have told him to forgive the friend but to be cautious in the future of that friend. It was his best friend since the 3rd grade. My son is so sad. My husband of course is giving advise like if he hits you again you punch him, which is no... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:00:03 EST Celebrating small successes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111049 So I often blog about what my goals are and what the scale says but today I am just blogging my small successes. Happy that yesterday when I went to put on a pair of pants I purchased 2 months ago they were snug and yesterday they were too big. Happy that I can finally see a difference in the way my shirts fit. The big chested woman may actually be able to wear cute shirts again that don't look like sacks. I can walk and my feet are not in pain anymore. Foot pain was a constant before. ... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 10:22:28 EST February summary and March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6107740 So it dawned on me today that I have lost 39 pounds so far. It has taken me almost a year but I have managed to lose with all of the craziness of my father's cancer discovery last summer and his many hospital visits and stays. It was not the 50 pounds I had projected but not bad for someone who took off the diet for 4 months of the 12. <BR> <BR> So the month of February I lost 5 pounds. I was hoping for 6 or 7 but I will not be upset. I am 5 pounds closer to my goal. Now on to March goa... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:18:58 EST So Close I can see it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104807 So I have been down this road so many times I am actually scared to write this. Only 5 pounds to Onederland. I am so close. I still have a long way to go but I will be so happy to get out of the 200's So I do do not know why I found myself eatting girl scout cookies this week. It is like there is something that says you are happy in the 200's. Don't get me wrong I have been exercising like a machine. Working myself harder than ever and I am sore. I have been mixing up my workouts and a... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 17:04:35 EST Learned I am not eating enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100852 So this morning I woke up late because it was Saturday and I got up and worked out then ate breakfast, my normal special k with skim milk. I worked out a little harder than normal. I ate breakfast at 10:30 then I dropped my daughter off at noon and went grocery store. I decided to pick up something to eat for lunch while shopping however before I finished I started sweating, shacking and my blood sugar dropped. I know I have been working out extra hard and eating on the low end if my calorie... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 21:49:23 EST Time to get really focused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095035 So this week has shaken me up some. A friend of ours Dad suddenly passed away unexpectedly! Life is too short to sit on the side lines wishing you had played the game! My eating this week because of going over to be with the family was not great. I have also been having crazy digestional issues which always go hand in hand with eating healthy. So I guess I will have to start taking a fiber supplement if not the scale will continue to say I gained when I have not gone over in my calories. So... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:29:23 EST Time to get really focused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6094992 So this week has shaken me up some. A friend of ours Dad suddenly passed away unexpectedly! Life is too short to sit on the side lines wishing you had played the game! My eating this week because of going over to be with the family was not great. I have also been having crazy digestional issues which always go hand in hand with eating healthy. So I guess I will have to start taking a fiber supplement if not the scale will continue to say I gained when I have not gone over in my calories. So... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:02:39 EST Slow motion transformation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091926 So I have days when I am really down because I allow the scale to define my day. I allow it to determine if I am happy or sad. I get on Spark and tell others to throw the scale away but I do not do the same. I say don't get on the scale but once a week but I find myself drawn to the scale. Not in an obsessive way but it is there in the bathroom so while I am in there getting dressed why not see what it says today. I don't know why I do that because I know one days is not going to all of... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:17:17 EST February underway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086756 So on Sunday my daughter fractured her arm in two places playing paper basketball at church. I am really sad because we had just started circuit training together and we where having fun and I was starting her off at only 5 reps with 2 pounds weights but I was making it fun for her and she was having fun. We were also doing yoga together. She was finally getting into it. So I am sad that I lost my workout buddy. We still went to the gym last night but she only walked 10 lapse with me (1 ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:41:41 EST January summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083087 So I started off at 213 pounds and finished at 208. Not as much as I wanted but I changed scales which added two pounds so I guess you could say I lost 6 pounds instead of 5 really because I had to lose one over again and am still trying to lose the last one still. My exercise is going great. I have been doing Zumba or walk away the pounds 5 days a week. I also go to the gym two nights a week with the kids and train for the 5k walking almost 2 miles a night. I started strength training as w... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:19:47 EST January summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083084 So I started off at 213 pounds and finished at 208. Not as much as I wanted but I changed scales which added two pounds so I guess you could say I lost 6 pounds instead of 5 really because I had to lose one over again and am still trying to lose the last one still. My exercise is going great. I have been doing Zumba or walk away the pounds 5 days a week. I also go to the gym two nights a week with the kids and train for the 5k walking almost 2 miles a night. I started strength training as w... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:14:18 EST New Scale New Starting Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080608 So I went out yesterday and I purchased a new scale. My old scale is the type that you stand on it and it may fluctuate depending on how you stand on it and it may give you different readings depending on where it is located in the bathroom. So of course you are going to put it on the lightest place in the room to give you the lowest reading. However everytime I go to the doctors office her scale is always more than my home scale, so I decided to get real with myself and stop lying to mysel... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:19:23 EST Getting organized! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078240 So today I decided to clean house! I only logged in heavy cleaning for 30 minutes in my exercise but I worked for 5 hours going through my closet and all of my clothes. I had suits I had not worn since I left the federal courts in 2006. I just knew I would get back down to my pre pregnancy sizes so I held on to them for now, some of them, over 10 years. I think when I hit that size again I will buy myself a new wardrobe so I donated at least 4 garbage bags of clothes. I have so much more roo... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:09:30 EST It's a family thing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074362 So I am going to run a 5k on April 9th. I am little scared and I am not sure how much running I am going to do because I am going to do it with my two children. In the past when I have tried to do a family fun run with my daughter at the Elementary school she would do one lap around the school and stop. She does not like to exercise at all. So we started traiing last night. I took both of my children 11 and 13 to the gym and we walked the track. We did 1.5 miles in 30 minutes. So we di... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:09:22 EST Off with a Bang! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067573 So 2015 ended with a 25 pound weight loss for me. Sadly I did not reach my goal last year but I had alot of obstacles. My own health and then I found out my father has cancer, which threw me for a loop. Needless to say I lost focus on my own goals for a little while but I eventually got back on track. With the struggle of trying to financially help my father through his treatment so he can keep his light on so to speak I lost focus and once again feel into old habit of doing stuff for eve... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:09:33 EST 24 pounds down in 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033771 So 2015 did not go according to plan. I was suppose to be 50 pounds lighter but unfortunately I am only 24 pounds smaller I think. That is okay though. Because I am smaller and next year I will be another 24 pounds smaller. I guess slow and steady is going to win the race. It has taken me 5 months to lose 24 pounds but that is okay because I feel much better than I did starting out 2015. Sadly I may not have a new ward robe of clothes but I can exercise without getting winded. I can bend do... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:06:49 EST I am back AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017870 Sorry I have been gone for a while. I actually was doing great then my father went into the hospital about two and a half months ago. Since then we discovered he has lung, throat and lumfnod cancer. Then in the middle of radiation and chemotherapy his heart decided it only wants to work at about 20% and he needs a pacemaker. Needless to say I just stopped thinking about me. I am happy to say I did not gain weight. I also had a phone that constantly was running out of storage and I had to rem... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:47:12 EST tough time juggeling lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975371 The past two weeks have been rough. My boss was on vacation for three week so he came back and the first week was crazy. I did not have a moment to spare at work so I went from have a really easy three week to insanity. Then last week hit. My Dad was rush to the hospital. He has been sick for over a month and in and out of the ER with what we though was COPD. Then he was told they thought he had cancer of the Lung and lymphnods in addition to COPD. My Dad lives in good traffic 45 minut... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:58:27 EST I need a tough team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964996 So I am the member of several teams but I am looking for a team that will really push me to exercise. Something like a biggest loser team where it is a team vs. team so I have accountability and it will make me work harder to see the results at the end of the week. I don't know if they have those types of teams on spark anymore. I remember years ago being on a private team like that but it was for a limited set of time challenge. I would like to do another challenge. I am trying to lose a... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:44:57 EST Crazy Week 8 down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963806 So far I have been back dedicated to my healthy lifestyle for 62 days ( a little over 8 weeks). I have lost a total of 14 pounds and so far so good, though I really wanted to be down by 16 pounds at this point. My goal is to be down by to 214 by July 31st. My original goal was 207 but that is just not happening. 3 pounds a week just is not happening this month though I did try. I guess I can't complain to much! That would make it a total of 18 pounds in 9 weeks and 2 days. So this week... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:19:35 EST 6 inches down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958179 So I took my inches this morning after returning to spark 7 weeks ago and I am happy to report I am down 6 inches. So silly part of me wishes it said 7 so I could say I lost an inch a week. ha ha! That would be great since I have so many of them to lose still. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 16:05:14 EST Week one of July Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956869 Alot has changed in the past 7 weeks. I have lost 12 pounds. I have started exercising daily and not thought I was going to die doing it. I am drinking my water and not running to the bathroom every two minutes because I am drinking water again. My complection is thankful for that! I have so much more energy than I did 7 weeks ago. I am not sitting on the sofa every night just mindlessly watching tv. I am actually doing things and the kids are doing things with me. I have in the last f... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:34:41 EST So much energy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953828 So I have to say I LOVE TO EXERCISE! I do not know why I go through spells of time when I don't exercise because I feel so much better when I exercise. I have so much more energy for my days. I get up and out of bed alot easier because I know I am going to go work out. It is amazing what a really good workout will do for you in the morning before work. Even if it is just 30 minutes of wii dance. Just getting yourself up and moving can really make you feel soooo much better. <BR> <BR> A... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:52:42 EST A New Direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952789 So for years I have been off and on Sparkpeople trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. Going to doctors, changing doctors, etc. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic about a year and a half ago then it took a while to try and get my medication straight. In the process of all of this what I discovered was it did not matter how much I exercised or ate my scale hardly moves. After months of discouraging results I would always give up, diappear for 6 months and then come back and try again only t... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:12:44 EST Great work out day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877663 So today I used my gym for the first time. I converted my 4th bedroom into a gym but for the past week I have continued to exercise downstairs. Using the wii, weights and videos. Today it felt great to work out upstair but it reminded me how out of shape I am. I could not event workout at the rate is use to so I still have a long way to go. That is okay because I got in a great workout and I hope for the same tomorrow. We were snowed in today. So we had the first snow day of the year. ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:22:30 EST An the right track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876269 Okay so I am not going to beat myself up over my eating on Valentines Day because it was a holiday and I did work out like crazy today to make up for it. I walked so much today my feet are hurting so I think I made up for the extra pieces of candy I consumed along with the morning Bellini's I drank. I am cooking carnitas for dinner and instead of having mine on taco sheets I am having a salad with carnitas on top. It will be much better for me and I can get my veggies in today. <BR> <BR... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:27:47 EST Venting is the answer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875033 So yesterday I was really down because my weight had not changed in one and a half weeks. So I did alot of venting my frustrations because I was working so hard and not seeing results. I am happy to say that as of this morning my scale finally moved and I lost a pound. YAHHHH! <BR> <BR> That make 11 so far in almost 6 weeks. I am so happy that the scale is started to move down again. <BR> <BR> This morning I tried boxing for a new workout. I did not do it long but I burned crazy calori... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:24:33 EST Throw Back Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874410 On Throw back Thursday most people post memorable pictures of themselves or people they love. Not me! Throw back Thursday reminds me of how off track I am. I look back at the pictures and think I remember thinking I looked fat when they took that picture and wishing I was that size again. I remember weighing 136 pounds and thinking I was fat. I was the correct size for my height but there was always someone skinnier. I have a sister that took after my mother, she is a few inches taller ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:09:53 EST Trying something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873779 So this morning I did 30 minutes of belly dancing and then put in the cardio blast dvd. I have not done that DVD in a year or so, so that was my new thing this week. Every week I am trying something new so I don't get bored with my workouts. Last week was belly dancing and this week is cardio blast. I managed to get in an additional 20 minutes of working out last night with my daughter. Because of the weather we decided to work out at home instead of the gym. So she did one mile of walk... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:17:16 EST Lifes many ups and downs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873117 For those who do not know me, I am an emotional eatter. I have gained 50 pounds since my husband retired a year and a half ago and became a full time student. He is really enjoying not working and going to school. However it has been a huge adjustment for me. I am still doing the housework, picking up the kids, doing the shopping, etc while he goes to school. I worked full time while going to college at night for over 12 years. So I do not understand how someone can not work and go to sc... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:16:22 EST Back on track after a not so good weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872470 So I have to confess I did not have a great weekend. My normal free day is Friday's because we often go out to dinner or host a dinner party on Friday nights. So I have my once a week wine on Friday. However this Friday I had 3 glasses of wine, cookies, chips and dips, gummy bears, etc. I did not just go over a little I went crazy. I did good with my eating but that was my free workout day so I did not work out. Then Yesterday I went over again. After church a friend wanted to eat out ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:19:07 EST A reward for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870179 So today is one month and I lost 10 pounds from January 5 to February 5. My weigh in days are normally Mondays but I did jump on the scale only a few days after just checking on Monday and I did not lose more but I am happy with my 10 pound loss. Now I have to lose 7 more pounds by February 28th. My reward for February if I meet my goal is I will color my hair. My husband loves my hair when I darken it so I think I will do that if I reach my February goal. If I get my hair done in Februar... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 16:10:42 EST I think I can! I Know I can! I think I can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869451 So I keep repeating these words to myself today. In the past I have been the little engine that got 1/2 way there, losts steam and rolled back down to the start. This time I am determined to get over that hill. I want to be a sucess story this time. I want to post fat pictures of myself and look back on how far I have come. I have not posted fat pictures because I am still to close to that starting weight and I don't want the reminder of how far I still have to go. I will just continue ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 14:40:13 EST I need to focus more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868729 So I have been doing good, but with a goal like 2 pounds a week the month of February I need to focus on eatting on the small end of my calorie range. I have been eatting on the high end now for two days. So tomorrow I will need to focus on eating on the small end. I need a deficet of 7,000 calories a week and I am at only 1700 after two days. 300 calories shy of my daily goal of 1,000 calorie deficet a day. So I think I am going to have to add in a little longer exercise for the next co... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:31:56 EST I reached my first goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867983 So I started on January 5th and my goal was to lost 10 pounds by February 5th. I am happy to say I have reached my first small goal. Now onto my second goal 8 pounds the month of February. It seems like alot but because the first 10 came off so easily I wanted to see if the second month would do the same. As long as it is at least a pound of week I will be happy. I just want to see progress with my efforts. But secretly I want to be out of the 200's as soon as possible so I can say I am... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:53:16 EST February 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867284 So my Friday night did not go as planned. I ended up making it my free day because I had a dinner party with pizza and wine. I had planned ahead but when I got there the pizza they ordered was stuffed crust which made me go over. So I chalked it up to my free day and stayed in my calorie range on both Saturday and Sunday. So all is well. I did not get my cardio in today but I did go through my son's room, organize it, move stuff around and throw stuff way so I was moving just not to musi... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 16:36:20 EST The Weekend UGHHHH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865947 Weekends scare me a little. Because I do not have as much control as I would like over what I eat and what we are doing. Tonight we have plans to get together with 3 other couples. Sadly the menu if pizza which is one of my not so favorite foods and high in calories. I have already alotted to two pieces and a couple glasses of wine. So I think tonight will not be bad. Tomorrow I am suppose to have a date night with my hubby. That means I am not sure what we are doing until the last min... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:24:36 EST On the right track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864450 So I am not sure what I am doing different this time than any other time but whatever it is I don't want it to stop. I have lost 9 pounds in 3 weeks. I am so excited. I am still a long way from my ultimate goal of 90 pounds but I feel like it is accomplishable. This time I can actually say I have not desire to cheat on my diet. I am doing really good at turning down temptation. Yesterday while the kids where out of school I made Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I only at two all day and ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:26:20 EST Only one pound away from my short term goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862915 So I begain my journey back on January 5, 2015 and I have now been active for 3 weeks. I am happy to announce that I lost 3 pounds this week for a total of 9 pounds. My goal was to lose 10 pounds by February 5, 2015 and I know I can do this. It is crazy the difference between last years attempts to lose weight and this years. Last year I did not have my blood sugar under control. I dieted like crazy and worked out like a crazy person and could not lose weight. This year I am doing the s... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:34:13 EST