MONTHONY's SparkPeople Blog MONTHONY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Success With Using the Trackers I have done so well on Sparkpeople in the past. As long as I use the trackers and check in every day, I lose weight. It's when I let this go that I start to gain again. I had an injury that affected my ability to exercise, but now I am slowly building my strength back up. I'm back to using the food and fitness trackers faithfully. I've lost 10 lbs in the past 6 weeks with more to go. I know I need to stay with this and track everything, because that makes eating healthy easy for me. I do feel... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 19:35:01 EST Resetting goals I reset my goals and the ticker tape. I lost weight last year, but hit a plateau for so long. I decided to reset everything like I'm starting over. I started the day after Christmas, like I did last year. I've come so far since one year ago, but now I want to get more fit, too. I'm hoping this will help. <BR> I didn't eat very well for the past month, but now that I've started eating healthier and journaling everything again, my sugar cravings are gone. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:53:31 EST Advice Please I lost 32 lbs and went from size ten to size 6. I need to lose another 18 lbs, but I seem to be stuck, although I've been practicing maintenance. I'm very small boned, so I don't look overweight, but I really do need to lose 18 lbs. I seem to be stuck, and I gain and lose a few lbs. I'm thinking that I need to start a new ticker and review everything I've done before when I started last December. Have any of you done that when you got closer to goal? <BR> Do you think starting with a new Tic... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:37:05 EST Still on a Plateau I've been on a plateau for weeks now. My body is stubbornly hanging on to this weight. At least I'm doing other things, like visitng my family on a farm, to work and share stories. I got some fresh produce from a farm coop, so I'm getting a variety of vegetables and fruits. iIwill have to be positive and just keep at it. <BR> <em>491</em> <em>488</em> <em>265</em> <em>258</em> <em>45</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 01:34:10 EST Plateau I'm stuck at a plateau now, so I'm going over everything I'm doing. I went over portion control, exercise, fast break goals, and my own goals. I definitely feel better, look better, and have more energy, so something is working. The scale is bouncing around 2 lbs each way and back again. I was steadily losing weight for the past 3 months (I lost 25 lbs.), but now I feel like I've been stuck for awhile. <BR> <BR> I put my bicycle in front of a TV so I can work out while watching the news be... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:25:20 EST My Love of Bicycles My first bicycle was a used yellow green heavyweight. My parents bought me a bike that I could grow into, but I couldn't sit on the seat and reach the pedals, so for years I biked standing up. When I got the bike in second grade, I didn't know how to ride. My oldest brother put me on it and promised he would walk along beside me, but after a few steps he gave me a push as I pedaled down the hill alone. I had that bike until I was in high school and I rode it everywhere. Before moving to Afric... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:45:19 EST A Valentino Evening Gown I have a silly motivator for getting into shape. Someday, I'm going to wear a Valentino evening gown. I have no idea where I would find one, but I guess I will try calling in favors when I get there. It wouldn't have to be a Valentino, but I like the sound of it, and they are so beautiful. <BR> For now, I've lost 20 lbs, and for the most part it has been steady. The last week I have stayed the same, so I started checking my portions more carefully and adding more protein again. I had too man... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:19:22 EST Revisiting Goals Today I got on the scale, and I'm 17 lbs less than I was when starting back on Sparkpeople on December 30, 2012. The Nutrition Tracker and I have been best friends during this time. I love the success stories and all of the tools on SP. Seeing the weight loss graph take a steady downturn is motiavting me each week. Also, I've gone from size 10 to size 8. <BR> Although I do get exercise, I'm hoping to talk myself into a regular fitness program, but I'm still working on making other changes. I ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 11:43:30 EST Steady Progress I looked at the graph after weighing in today, which shows steady progress. I've lost 13 lbs since starting December 30. I love the graph, as it is such a visual motivator. My weight will stay the same for days, and then suddenly drop. The slower weight loss seems to take the weight off in all the right places, as my clothes are fitting better all the time, and I feel more energetic. Using Sparkpeople is fun to do every day! <em>252</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:19:28 EST Slowly losing I've lost 8 lbs in the last month, and I'm losing slowly, but I feel so much better. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:47:54 EST