MRSHONEYCOMB's SparkPeople Blog MRSHONEYCOMB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Down .4 188.2 <em>9</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:30:27 EST Getting back in the habit of tracking my food. I really Love my fitbit .... I wish they would invent a food tracker that keep track of my calories as I ate them.....and then uploaded them to my Spark page! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get back in the habit of tracking ....I was going to start at 1550 but, that is not working so I decided yesterday that I would start at 2000 calories but, now I'm thinking 2500 <em>334</em> As you can tell I'm struggling with eating.....anyways I think I will start with 2250 and then as It becomes easier I w... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:27:05 EST Down 1 Pound 260.0 Original Starting weight <BR> 188.6 Current (Today) <BR> 191.2 Starting (This Summer) <BR> 179.9 Goal for Summer Maintenance! <em>9</em> <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:23:22 EST Down 1.3 Pounds 189.9 Current (Today) <BR> 191.2 Starting (This week) <BR> 179.9 Goal for Summer Maintenance! <em>9</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:29:16 EST Summer Maintenance Last Summer I was able to Maintain between 181.0 and 185.6's the 2nd week of Summer and I'm already up to 191.2 so it looks like I'm going to have to crack down on myself....I was hoping to maintain between 179.9-183.4 this Summer. <BR> <BR> It looks like I will be tracking my food for at least the next 7 days (Fruitful and I did challenges last week) lets see if I can get this number down. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 191.2 <BR> Goal for the Summer 179.9 <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:20:52 EST 10 more days of weight loss season..... and then 13 weeks of maintenance....this year I will be maintaining between 173.8 and 183.7 .....and then September 1st it will be time to work on getting this last 50 pounds off! <em>198</em> I'm hoping during the 39 week weight loss season (September-May) I can lose an average of 1.3 pounds a week and finally reach my goal of 129.9 by this time next year.....I guess we will just have to wait and see. <em>9</em> <em>521</em> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:01:33 EST New fitbit goal to take 200,000 steps in a 7 day period! <em>198</em> <em>521</em> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:59:56 EST Mid May- Mid November Exercise schedule Sun- Morning walk with hubby then Run <BR> Mon- 7 pm evening walk <BR> Tues-Morning Run 7 am <BR> Wed- Morning Run 7 am then Mow Lawn <BR> Thurs-Morning Run 7 am <BR> Fri-7 pm evening walk <BR> Sat-Evening walk with family Thu, 15 May 2014 11:38:04 EST Mid November - Mid May Exercise schedule Sunday- 12:30 at the warmest time of the day <BR> Monday- After morning nap <BR> Tues - Warmest time of day <BR> Wed - After nap / Warmest time of day <BR> Thurs - Warmest time of day <BR> Fri- After morning nap <BR> Saturday- when I get home from work Thu, 15 May 2014 11:35:55 EST Anyone need fresh motivation? Come play!!! <link> </link> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:38:25 EST 8 weeks until Summer ...and I still haven't gained control <em>39</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:22:06 EST 9 weeks until Summer Last year at this time I was 189.2 right now I am at 181.6 ... my lowest for the year was 173.8....My end goal is 129.9 ... I'm hoping that if I can give it a real effort for the next 9 weeks that I can get to 159.9 and that can be my maintaining weight for this Summer! <em>521</em> <em>9</em> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 16:04:10 EST I'm so frustrated! I have lost and gained so MUCH weight over the last 20 years...I really wanted to reach my goal this time and succeed at maintaining! <BR> <BR> I feel so lost right now ...I don't have anything stressing me out that would be the reason that I'm eating so bad....I just don't understand why I'm doing this to myself. <BR> <BR> I really want to stay on track and I wake up every morning with the right attitude and plan but, at some point in the day I fail....before I know it I will be back up to... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:06:28 EST Friday's Goals: Do not eat before taking morning nap <em>46</em> <BR> Stay within 2000 calories <em>29</em> <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:11:45 EST Thursdays Goals: Jog <em>248</em> <BR> Eat below 1550 calories <em>28</em> <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water <em>248</em> <BR> Do not eat out of the vending machine at work <em>248</em> <BR> Only use the stairs at work <em>248</em> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:46:43 EST Wednesdays Goals: Do not eat anything before morning nap <em>248</em> <BR> Stay below 1550 calories <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water <em>248</em> <BR> Do not eat out of the vending machine at work <em>234</em> <BR> Use the stairs only at work <em>248</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:09:07 EST Tuesdays Goals: Jog <em>248</em> <BR> Eat below 1550 calories <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I set about 28 Goals last week and I only reached about half of them....My goal this week is to reach more goals then last week. <BR> <BR> My starting weight this week is 184.2 <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:13:36 EST Mondays Goals: Do not eat anything before morning nap <em>248</em> <BR> Stay below 1550 calories - Wasn't a bad food day but, didn't stay below 1550 <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> It wasn't in my plans today however the weather was nice and I had time so I took a 3 mile jog! <em>9</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:48:21 EST Sundays Goals: Get at least 10,000 steps <em>248</em> <BR> log food - Started too! <em>234</em> <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Try to only eat 1200 calories today - I was close, I will do better next Sunday! <BR> Do not eat out of the vending machine at work <em>248</em> <BR> Use the stairs only at work <em>248</em> <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:55:54 EST Saturdays Goals: Log food today <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water <BR> Do a quick run after work <BR> Only use the stairs at work today <em>248</em> <BR> Stay below 2500 Calories today (including drinks) Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:53:49 EST Friday's Goals: Do not eat before taking morning nap <em>248</em> <BR> Stay within 2000 calories <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:11:39 EST Thursdays Goals: Jog <em>248</em> <BR> Eat below 1550 calories <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water <BR> Do not eat out of the vending machine at work <BR> Only use the stairs at work <em>248</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:42:22 EST Wednesdays Goals: My goals today are the same as yesterday! <BR> <BR> Jog <em>248</em> <BR> Eat below 1550 calories I lost track of my calories but, I did much better. and <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water. I keep forgetting to keep track ... I will track it today! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:12:07 EST Tuesdays Goals: My goals today are : <BR> <BR> Jog <BR> Eat below 1550 calories and <BR> Drink 14 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> I will check in tomorrow to let you know how I did!!! <em>9</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:53:09 EST Steps I need to take if I want to see the scale move in the right direction Tuesday's - Jog / Eat below 1550 calories / Drink 14 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Wednesday's - Jog / Eat below 1550 Calories / Drink 14 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Thursdays - Do a really long Jog / walk (Only eat Panda Express if I have followed all guidelines on the other 7 days and I'm willing to walk for it. It must fit in my 1550 calories for the day). Drink 14 glasses of water. Light dinner. Do not eat out of the vending machine at work. And only use the stairs. <BR> <BR> Fridays - D... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:50:59 EST February monthly cash status.....'s the end of February and it's time to see how I did. <BR> <BR> 14/28 days I reached my goal of 18,293 steps or more so that's $14.00 <BR> 15/28 days I stayed on track with food so that's another $7.50 <BR> and I get a bonus $4.00 for my fitbit buddies steps emoticon <BR> <BR> That is a total of $25.50 earned this Month and <BR> <BR> That's a total of $67.50 earned this Year! <BR> <BR> Next month's daily step goals 18,020 per day emoticon Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:46:14 EST This weeks Challenge Main Challenge (30 Points): The psychological Challenge (How fitting since I am a A huge part of losing weight involves the psychological challenges we face. For example what we say to ourselves makes a huge difference. Many times we find ourselves saying these negative things to ourselves despite our best attempts to stay positive.We may say things such as <BR> "I don't have enough time to......." <BR> or <BR> "I can't keep motivated due to...." <BR> or <BR> "I have tr... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 11:00:26 EST This weeks Challenge! MAIN CHALLENGE: For the main challenge this week, try a vegetable or fruit that you have never had before! Be adventurous and get a fruit you’ve never heard of, or a veggie you have always been afraid to try. Tried them all? If you can’t find a new freggie to try then try one in a way you have never prepared it. Always eat fresh fruit? Try grilling it for a change. Always steam your veggies? Try them in a green smoothie. Or try mixing fruit and veggies together in a salad combination you’ve n... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:01:23 EST I may be joining Curves..... I found a Groupon for Curves. I bought it and thought I would give it a try! <BR> <BR><BR>alt-lake-city <BR> <BR> Why Curves you ask? Well.....I do not have a problem getting in my cardio but, I'm really struggling with doing my streatching and my streangth training and I figured that's pretty much what Curves is so I thought I would give it a try. <BR> <BR> My starting measurments: <BR> <BR> Arms: 11.5 <BR> Bust 40.5 <BR> Waist 37.0 <BR> Hips 46.... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:50:09 EST I finally found a new TEAM to join.....I have been looking since 2008 So far they are looking like a GREAT fit for me....this is this weeks challenge! <BR> <BR> Last year I started using the stairs at my work...I have since stopped so for this challenge I'm going to start doing that again to see if it will jump start my weight loss! It's worth a try. <BR> <BR> Week 18 – <BR> Ends 2.22 <BR> Main Challenge (30 Points): LUNCHBREAK CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> The Challenge this week is to get moving and workout during your lunch break! Reasons why and ideas are below,... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:53:07 EST Thank you for the save Sparkbuddy! I was just getting ready to stuff my face again when I suddenly got a text wanting to know if I time to walk / talk. . . . . I'm looking at my food back at my text back at my food .... the wind is blowing and it's raining outside but, I did the right thing I said YES and got ready! I feel a lot better now and hopefully I will be able to get the rest of the things that I wanted to accomplish today! <em>220</em> <em>223</em> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:07:27 EST I'm in need of a new Spark Team Does anyone have any suggestions? Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:57:59 EST Shooting So I dropped my husband off at the airport yesterday plan was to get on track while he was gone. Over that 84 hours I was going to detox in hopes of getting the carb cravings under control. Long story short I was helping my daughter with her Science fair project, we needed to get some photo's developed so we went to the Wal-mart because it is the closest 1 hour photo. While we were there she picked up Valentines for a few of her girlfriends. We parked almost as far away as you c... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:29:43 EST February steps.... So far I have only hit my step goal 5 out of the last 10 days ... not very good! <BR> On the bright side my monthly average is still over the 18,293 per day average. <BR> <BR> Time to step it up <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> p.s. I finally made it through an evening on track with food and I tracked it! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Day #2? Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:32:57 EST I miss losing weight.... ....but, apparently not bad enough <em>39</em> I'm not off track but, I'm not fully on average steps for January and February this year are more then last January and February and last year at this point I had lost 9.4 pounds so I know the problem is the calorie minute I want to eat right and be on track and the next I just don't care....does anyone have any suggestions? Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:41:00 EST NEXT! I would have been just fine without this day! It's been crappy since 12:05 am when I hear glass breaking (apparently my husband was having a hard time sleeping and has just fallen asleep because instead of jumping up to the sound of glass breaking he yells at the dogs to shut up) umm.....okay I guess I will go see who is robbing us....thankfully it was the cats knocking our brand new t.v. over and the breaking glass was all the frames falling off the walls and shattering on the tile below. Af... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:16:57 EST January monthly cash status....'s the end of January and it time to see how I did. <BR> <BR> 23/31 days I reached my goal of 15,625 steps or more so that's $23.00 <BR> 14/31 days I stayed on track with food so that's another $7.00 <BR> and I get a bonus $12.00 for my fitbit buddies steps <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> That's a total of $42.00 earned this month! <BR> <BR> Next month's daily step goals 18,293 per day <em>198</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:43:50 EST I have spent the last 36 weeks ...... Just trying to maintain .... I really want to start losing again!!! <em>39</em> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:45:13 EST Changing things up a bit While talking with my Spark / Fitbit buddy while jogging today ...we decided that we are going to try doing exactly what they tell you not to do...."reward ourseves with food" the more we talked about it the more I remembered that when I was really successful back in 2007 I was eating Pizza, Applebees and Chinese food and still maintaining a 2 pound loss per week....I didn't realize at the time that I was rewarding myself with food but, I WAS!!! So I'm going to try it again....Starting tomorr... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:04:41 EST Info for Marathon training<BR>ition/the-new-rules-of-marathon-nutrit<BR>ion_67841 <BR> <BR><BR>130.shtml <BR> <BR><BR>alth/eat-running-article-1.1446865 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:40:37 EST I almost ruined my progress today.... ....and then I got a text that made me want to keep pushing! So here I go <em>315</em> <em>311</em> <em>363</em> <em>194</em> <em>490</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. I signed up for my yearly <em>364</em> (Colon Cancer fund raiser) 10 weeks and 3 days to go! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:18:05 EST I've been home from Vacation for a month..... .....and I weigh exactly what I weighed when I got home 179.4 ... I've been up to 185.0 since then and now I'm back down if I could just behave long enough to get back down to 173.8 (the weight I was when I left for vacation). <BR> I know once I get there I will feel motivated to keep pushing....49.5 pounds until I hit my goal. <em>521</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:49:05 EST Tracking food It looks like this girl is going to have to start tracking her least for the rest of this month until I get my bad eating habits under control. <em>4</em> <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> On a positive note I am back on a regular exercise schedule!!! I'm averaging 22,000 steps every day! <em>363</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:18:36 EST Day #1 of 2014 Day #1 was a success I got in my Steps and I stayed within my calorie ranges .... I had to fight myself a bit on the food but, I made it! <BR> <BR> I am starting this year at 185.0 I gained back 11 pounds in December from Vacations and stuff....No worries I'm back on track and ready to make more progress this year. Over the last 3 years I have lost and maintained 45 pounds. In 2007 I lost and maintained 30 pounds so I am down a total of 75 pounds over the last 7 years! <BR> <BR> I have 55... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:42:35 EST Random thoughts..... that don't matter because I am not in charge! <em>20</em> I've thought a lot over the years about how I LOVE my "Spark Motivator" status....and then I think what have I done lately to have earned that...and the answer is NOTHING ... I may have been a motivator at one time 2007 or so but, now I'm just sliding around under the radar......I think that Spark should have a date on those badges so that when people come to your page they know what year you were a motivator so they know if you are... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:17:17 EST Ideas for 2014 My husband and I were disguising ideas on how to keep me motivated this coming year and this is what we came up with. <BR> <BR> Using my 2013 Fitbit data we will be rewarding myself and my husband with monthly cash! <BR> <BR> ..... for the most part when my husband or I need or want something we just go get it ...however we are good with money so there are sometimes things we want that we talk ourselves out of. So for this goal the money will be used for those things. <BR> <BR> Example I... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:50:35 EST Getting ready for 2014 Tuesday, January 01, 2013 <BR> <BR> So today I remind myself that 2007 was not easy but, it sure was worth it! emoticon <BR> <BR> I am reminding myself how hard the first 3 weeks of being 100% on track actually was....I was very moody (Bitchy and cried a lot) once the first 21 days passed I still had hard days but, good decisions came so much easier! <BR> <BR> This is the blog I posted on January 1st 2013 (this year) I am reminding myself that these feelings of reservation are mearly th... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:02:56 EST 1 Year anniversary with Fitbit 1 year ago today I started wearing my fit bit! I haven't missed even one day of wearing is defiantly a part of me......I LOVE IT! <BR> <BR> My total steps taken from Nov-26th 2012-Nov 25th 2013 = 6,429,791 steps <BR> That's and average of 17,615 steps taken EVERYDAY! <BR> <BR> I've also lost 36.2 pounds <em>9</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:37:18 EST Happy 7th Spark Anniversary to me! <em>507</em> + <em>503</em> + <em>503</em> = 7 years of Spark! <BR> <BR> <em>384</em> 2 Me! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 260.0 <BR> Current Weight 174.6 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:28:14 EST 1 year ago today..... I have spent this entire day sabotoshing myself with food....I have many reasons I think I may be doing this......while searching through old blogs this is what I wrote exactly 1 year ago. <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134187 <BR> <BR> Although I have lost 35.4 pounds in the last year one thing remains the same if I want to lose weight I have to be on track with food and exercise 100% it just doesn't work for me otherwise! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:34:46 EST