MRSHONEYCOMB's SparkPeople Blog MRSHONEYCOMB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community How much water should I be drinking?<BR>late-how-much-water-you-should-drink-a<BR>-day/# Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:12:47 EST I'm ready! My food is logged and I'm headed out for my 3 mile walk. My husband said if I make it through Day #1 he will download a new song on my I-pod! <em>224</em> for being easily rewarded! Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:52:33 EST I have stopped the gain! Just by walking 3 miles a day I have stopped the gain but, losing weight is another story...I'm going to start walk / jogging again to see if that will help me get my food on track...there is only 18 weeks until summer, and I know I don't do good during the summer so it sure would be nice to get down to the low 180's where I wasn't miserable for the summer! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:28:52 EST Control..... I don't know about the rest of you but, when I start feeling overload I start procrastinating....even thought I know if I worked harder to accomplish things I would feel better...eventually it leads to feeling depressed and that's when I start hiding, eating, sleeping ect..... I've spent most of this week hiding from my brothers accident (I know my mom needs me) but, I don't feel like I can handle it! I was an only child until I was 8...I remember wanting siblings SO BAD, and now I just wish ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:22:43 EST I got my internet updated! I finally got my internet updated to 20 Mbps so I can finally log my food without wanting to tear my hair out! So despite the fact that I woke up to stressful text telling me my brother had been hit by a car and was in surgery ....after I went to visit him I did my 3 mile walk tracked my food ... I'm hoping to stay on track. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:14:38 EST I gained 30 pounds this year mostly in the last 6 months......In march I started having pains that my doctor thinks is Endometriosis then around the end of April I started having Anxiety again....then the Summer hit and I never do good during the summer. Over the last 6 month I have gone from the 181.8 that I have been maintaining at for over a year or so back up to 211.8 .....I have created a ton of new bad habits that I need to break and worst of all I stopped jogging back to the basics...time to make small chan... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:11:03 EST 10 am Jog 48 degrees I'm loving this Winter ...still now Snow! <em>224</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:23:56 EST Lost control again.....Thanksgiving 2015 goal I maintained at 180 pounds for an entire year and then the last 6 months I gained 25 pounds. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Time to pull it together again.....207.6 Current weight <BR> 77.7 pounds to lose! <BR> <BR> Goal 129.9 by next Thanksgiving Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:34:30 EST Showering I have this problem....I like to jog before I shower <em>41</em> but, I like to shower before I get moving for the day and by moving I mean my if It's cold outside I end up wasting hours in the morning waiting to jog and then I don't have time to do my to-do-list which causes me anxiety (procrastination) and then I over eat! Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:30:55 EST One year ago...... I was getting ready to go on my cruise and I was at 173.8 .... today I am 204.8.....that means I have gained 31 pounds over the last year <em>24</em> <BR> I just got back from my jog...its 42 degrees which is perfect for jogging but, the remainder of the season I will be lucky if it's in the 20's. <BR> <BR> So......I'm going to set a goal to jog everyday Sun-Fri next week and then I am going to head to the store to buy bigger cold weather running pants and a jacket since the one I bought... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:55:15 EST 10 am 3 Mile walk 19 Degrees 7 Mph winds Winter is here! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> 203.2 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:41:17 EST 9am Jog 48 degrees 4 Mph winds It's the last nice day of the year <em>39</em> Snow showers are in the forecast! <BR> <BR> Done! Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:04:29 EST 9 am Run 45 degrees 4 Mph winds I have two days of 60's weather and then It drops into the 40's <em>39</em> <BR> It looks like there is a 30% chance of snow next Saturday. <BR> <BR> I broke my run streak yesterday so I'm starting over today and also adding: <BR> -No elevators or escalators STAIRS ONLY <BR> -Drink 112 oz of water per day <BR> <BR> Jog done! Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:14:31 EST 9 am Run 44 Degrees 5 Mph wind Day #6 Done! 202.8 <BR> <BR> I wanted to wait until after noon when it's going to be 62 degrees but, I'm afraid if I wait I wont do it at all! So I went out and it felt A LOT warmer then 44 <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 12:03:38 EST Noon Run 52 Degrees 6 Mph winds Day #5 Done! <BR> <BR> My body is sore and I'm STILL eating like crap so it was really hard to talk myself into this run today! Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:12:43 EST Noon Run 46 Degrees 6 Mph winds Day #4 <BR> <BR> Almost talked myself out of it but, I DID it ...It's done! <BR> <BR> 204.2 Tue, 4 Nov 2014 15:12:03 EST 1 pm Run 42 Degrees 10 Mph Winds Day #3 <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 18:15:51 EST 9 am Run 42 Degrees 11 Mph Winds 204.4 Day #2 Run <BR> <BR> Today it was <BR> 42 Degrees @ 9am <BR> 11 MPH winds <BR> <BR> I was able to run in my normal Summer running attire although it was a little cold at first on my hands and ears but, once I started jogging I warmed right up! <BR> <BR> 204.4 Sun, 2 Nov 2014 12:24:49 EST 204.4 Nov 1st I got up yesterday morning and jogged ....I know I'm a broken record but, I'm trying again....... <BR> <BR> My goal for the next 21 days is to jog 3 miles <em>312</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:02:55 EST Trying again. . . 201.4 I have two choices ... I can either get on track and loss something or I can continue gaining an average of 1 pound a week and be 50 + pounds heavier next year. <em>24</em> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:50:51 EST This SUCKS! All I can think about is Chinese food, Chips, Rum and Pizza.....................seriously....I can make myself just get the 1000 Calorie bowl at Panda Express and I can put my rum in Zero water and I'm good getting thin crust pizza with light sauce and Chicken and I don't even mind eating baked lays but, even those compromises are not enough and that is why I am struggling to get on track..... <em>24</em> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 15:38:17 EST Attempting to try and start again today! 200.6 <em>28</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:05:34 EST 199.9 I'm honestly shocked! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:03:05 EST 200.6 <em>134</em> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:29:34 EST Well, Holly Crap I made it through Day #1 Starting weight: 203.0 <BR> Current weight: 200.8 <BR> Goal Weight :129.9 <BR> <BR> My goal is 2 pounds a week for the next 37 weeks! <BR> <BR> Day #2 <em>9</em> <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:14:17 EST 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