MRSHONEYCOMB's SparkPeople Blog MRSHONEYCOMB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Alrighty....> starting again I hope this sticks this time! <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 203.0 <BR> Goal Weight :129.9 <BR> <BR> My goal is 2 pounds a week for the next 37 weeks! <BR> <BR> Trying again <em>9</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:19:58 EST September Starting weight :196.6 <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Goal : Lose 7.3 pounds <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:37:10 EST 196.6 Down .8 for the month of August! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:31:38 EST Kroger 2015 Test Results THIS YEAR 2015 <BR> <BR> Blood pressure 124/86 <BR> LDL Cholesterol 112 <BR> Blood Glucose 80 <BR> Body Mass index 34 BACK UP <em>39</em> I did not prepare for this testing at all this year. Usually I eat better and exercise more for at least a week before the testing and this year I stuffed my face exercised less and drank! <BR> <BR> My goal for next year is: <BR> BMI = less than 25 <BR> <BR> LAST YEAR 2014 <BR> <BR> Blood pressure 121/74 <BR> LDL Cholesterol 88 <BR> Blood... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:18:49 EST It's going to be today I know it! Yesterday I gave in to the Chips and Pasta but, on a positive note I got in ALL my water and my workout! I also skipped my planned dinner in order to hopefully offset the chips and Pasta. <BR> <BR> Here's to trying again today <em>181</em> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:38:34 EST I'ts almost 4:00pm I have logged my dinner but, that is a few hours away.....I still have 300 calories left but, all I can think about it Pasta and Chips........ <em>24</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:47:09 EST 12:30 and I'm already logging a snack <em>24</em> But, hey I'm logging! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:32:38 EST Irritable I don't know about the rest of you but, when I'm trying to get back on track I am so MOODY <em>100</em> It's only 11:30 am and I have already considered saying forget today and trying again tomorrow! Soooo.....I made my lunch and logged it! Hopefully that will get me through more hours than my breakfast so I don't run out of calories. <BR> <BR> BTW anyone want a teenager....mine is stressing me out! <em>234</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:33:48 EST Just kidding! Starting today ..... That's where the ALL or NOTHING mentality kicks in! I did a lot better the last two days then I have the whole Summer but, I would like to be 100% on track so I'm hoping that will happen today! <BR> <BR> I'm off to a good start....I have completed my jog and logged my breakfast....Now I just have to make it through the rest of the day! <BR> <BR> Sorry if I drive everyone crazy will all my blogs over the next few weeks while getting back on track. <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Star... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:11:49 EST Officially Starting today! My Vacation is over and it's time to get started! <BR> <BR> My goals: <BR> <BR> Stay within my ranges 1200-1550 <BR> Get at least 10,000 steps a day <BR> Drink 14 (8 ounce glasses of water) <BR> Lose between 1.5-1.7 pounds each week! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:51 EST 41 Week Challenge Starting Weight 197.4 <BR> Goal Weight 129.9 <BR> Current Focus: Work Weigh in for health insurance August 28th <BR> 1.5 Pound average loss per week will keep me Happy! <em>41</em> <BR> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:43:25 EST Summer Workout Schedule *Reminder Sunday - Rest day (I will get plenty of steps at work between 9 pm-Midnight) <BR> <BR> Monday - Work <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Walk / Talk with Fruityful 7 am-8 am then jog. <BR> <BR> Wednesday - Walk / Talk with Fruityful 7 am- 8 am then jog. <BR> <BR> Thursday - Walk / Talk with Fruityful 7 am - 8 am then jog. <BR> <BR> Friday - Work then mow (in the heat <em>24</em> ) <BR> <BR> Saturday - Evening walk with Hubby! <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:36:43 EST 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