MRSLYRIK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MRSLYRIK MRSLYRIK'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/ Lost 10lbs......by accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335447 So.....I weighed in on Sunday....my normal weigh in.....and found myself at the same place....no biggie. But then Sunday night I got REALLY sick....I mean, I thought I was dying sick.....I was in so much pain and had vomiting (sorry TMI). <BR> <BR> Anyway.....when I weighed myself on Tuesday....I was 10lbs lighter. I know it's not going to stay....but it was a nice change for the scale. Hopefully I can keep some of it off.......we'll see what this Sunday brings (my official weigh in day)... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:18:16 EST It has been a year.....and I'm in the same place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327602 Sooo...no surprise it's been a year and I'm still in the same place....granted, I'm only 4lbs heavier than I was a year ago.....guess it could be worse. <BR> <BR> But....I'm turning 35 in 48 days......and I'm not okay with it....or the weight. <BR> <BR> I'd like to lose at least this 19lbs by my bday so I'm under 300. Lord willing I can do it. I've got to get myself motivated and back on track. I'm going to the Dr. tomorrow b/c I'm convinced something is wrong or my thyroid is out of ... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:34:49 EST What am I doing?....no clue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819930 So I'm back....again....I've been all over the place. <BR> <BR> I've been working out...and eating well....but of course, not tracking a thing. I think that is my downfall. So....I'm back to tracking. It worked for 16lbs and then I got comfortable and thought I knew what I was doing. I get so busy and forget to log on after each meal and post what I ate. So, I have a little notebook now that I'm going to force myself to at least write down what I eat and then come back at least each ni... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:26:19 EST Not so bad for a Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806267 So I lost that .6lbs that has been plaguing me the last few weeks. It's been 4 weeks and I started at 311....gained .6...and held on to it until this week now I'm back to 311.....it's whatever though.....I'll be okay.....I feel like I'm back on the decline and now I'm 4lbs away from my first big goal....20lbs. <BR> <BR> So, yesterday I think I pushed myself too hard b/c today my leg is on FIRE....oh boy it's killing me.....but....not so badly that I didn't get in my mile walk today. I di... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:54:23 EST Feeling MUCH Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4804033 Well I'm feeling much better today. I think my PMDD was kicking in and hitting HARD. I have made up my mind to take this one day at a time and not worry so much about what the SP fitness tracker says when I put in my workout as long as I'm pushing myself past the "comfortable" feeling I know I'm doing something. I'll just make sure to track my food on here and stay within my calorie range. I think that will do it and keep me from being frustrated when the fitness tracker gives me 133 cal... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:41:25 EST I really want this.....or do I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800342 I'm finding myself getting frustrated.....with myself nonetheless......rolling my eyes as I type this. I really want to lose this weight.....but do I really? I have to question my true desire to be thinner/healthier. I don't like working out.....actually, I don't mind it once I get going but I'm forcing myself to walk even one mile because I don't feel motivated.....you would think the 15lbs I already lost or the desire to want to lose more would be enough....but for whatever reason it ain... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:24:59 EST Burn 100 calories in 9 minutes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791740 So I was looking for motivational pics to add to my page and came across this one. Sounds so ealisic and if you break it up and do it like 5 times a day you could burn 500 calories....huh, guess I'll add this to my day and start off with once in the morning and once in the evening on top of my workout each day....I tried to go to the website that is listed on the pic but it is no longer up.....hopefully the pic shows or I will justhave to type it out..... <BR> <BR> Be right back with pic fo... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 08:52:20 EST How do you eat an elephant? One small bite at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791183 Okay....so I have about 127lbs I want to lose. I've lost 15 so far but that's still over 100lbs I still need to lose.....sooooo. I think as I look at the scale and my slider on the page I find myself staring at the left side of the screen wishing that ticker would move faster....or at all. I know, I know....it has moved.....and I'm proud of my success so far....but I also know I'm human and I'm in month three and already I've slacked off a lot. I definitely don't want to start gaining wei... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:57:17 EST Wins and Losses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4784591 So after a couple of crazy weeks not tracking and trippin as I said in my last blog entry I had a gain this week...it wasn't much. 6 but it was still a gain which I haven't had since starting so it definitely sucks... <BR> <BR> But the silver lining is that I measured 3.5 inches smaller all over...... my hips haven't done much but a little in the middle and most in my legs and arms <BR> <BR> I'm definitely excited about that....I knew I had been feeling a difference in my clothes but this w... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:04:49 EST TRIPPIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4781679 Yes I am....I have clearly lost my mind over the last few weeks it started with a small foot injury that had me in a boot for a week and a half and then a work trip to Seattle where it rained and was cold so I didn't get in as much walking as I did when I was in Houston two weeks prior. *sigh* <BR> <BR> Anyway no excuses b/c I also wasn't logging in as much or tracking my food. Why I say I'm trippin is b/c I know as hard as it has been to lose these first 15lbs I can gain them back very qui... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 09:21:21 EST Strength, Courage, and Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747550 Sooo....I have actually found that I have these things and I'm 15lbs lighter because of it. <BR> <BR> I have actually made this a life change. I'm not on a diet. I don't feel deprived of good food I just know I need to eat in moderation and make good choices and it looks like I'm on the right track. <BR> <BR> Strength - I'm actually much stronger than I've ever given myself credit for being. Mind and Body. I've made the decision to make a difference in my life and I'm doing it. Everyd... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:17:36 EST A loss is a loss.....right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4725702 Well I knew it would happen eventually but it was my own fault. I fell off a little this weekend. Not by eating crazy but by not tracking so I may not have eaten enough calories (as ironic as that sounds..lol). But really, I didn't track anything for three days....SHAMEFUL! lol <BR> <BR> Anywhoo.....I did manage a .4lb loss this week....not as good as the 1 and 2 pound losses from prior weeks but I know what I need to do to get back on track and it started today with tracking everything ... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:18:09 EST 30 days and 12lbs GONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4719422 ...several more to go. <BR> <BR> Well, I made it through the first month of this journey 12 pounds lighter. If I keep up this pace I can be at my goal somewhere around December....which would be great but I'm not going to push it. I'm happy with my progress so far and will continue to keep it moving. <BR> <BR> It's so crazy.....I've been having a....less than desirable....few weeks. I've had a lot on my mind and normally that would have put me into a funk and I would have just come ho... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:53:42 EST So amazed at me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713135 I'm really so amazed by the weight loss I've had this month.....I'm totally shocked to be 12lbs down.....it has been a long time. I'm so proud of the work I have put in this month....most of it has been just changing my eating habits but that's no small task for a girl who LOVES potatoes and bread....YUM-O CARBS!!! LOL I still have some of those things but definitely in moderation and ALWAYS measured. <BR> <BR> Now....I must say that I'm not really FEELING anything different....as far as... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:06:40 EST 10lbs....really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699040 I can't believe I'm actually down 10lbs....I don't really know how to react right now....laugh....cry......lol....I guess laugh. <BR> <BR> It's be a long time coming and though 10lbs isn't quite 10% of the weight I want/need to lose, it is definitely further than I've been in a long time. I think the last time I lost weight was during my pregnancy in 2007 and we see how that ended up....I gained all that back. <BR> <BR> I'm also having a hard time believing that I've lost 10lbs of fat...... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:24:03 EST Hello...... I'm a Non-workout-aholic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697936 Ugh.....I just hate it....the thought of it....the actual action.....I just don't want to do it. <BR> <BR> So far I've managed to lose weight each week without really working out on a set, structured regimine....however, I know that can't happen forever given the amount of weight I need to lose. At some point my body is going to laugh at me and say "you gotta do more than just eat right". <BR> <BR> I really want to like working out.....so many people on here are just in love with workin... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 23:32:10 EST Positivity in Motion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4695153 There seems to have been a shift in me and I'm not sure what happened. In 2011 I was so pessimistic about life and weight loss and just planning for the future. I always saw the glass as half empty and now......something is different. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling a renewed sense of positive energy about weight loss and just making plans for my family and being successful in those plans. I really believe I can lose the weight this time. I have made this a life change and believe in it. I know ... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:45:14 EST Dr. Visit.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691652 So I have a Dr. appt today to get my thyroid re-checked. My numbers were off the last time I was there in December so he wanted to see me in 6 weeks.....I went today and I've lost 9lbs since my last visit. <BR> <BR> He was really happy with my loss and said it sounds like I'm on the right path and headed toward success. I'm really happy to see the progress and feel like I'm actually really making life changes and not just doing it for a period of time. <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:19:23 EST I have a Dream....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683855 So it's not the same dream as Martin Luther King Jr. but it is still a dream of equality and freedom. I dream of the day when all of God's children, fat or skinny, can be treated as equals. When we go shopping or to the store, or on our everyday journeys we can be looked at as God's children and not judged by the size of our waistbands. Whether my thighs rub and yours don't we are all human beings with feelings and emotions and when we can come to the dinner table and see each other for th... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:47:52 EST 100 mini goals (UPDATED 1/24/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4681268 Hey There - So I was on a team and they started a 100 goals challenge.....I started my list and completed a few but realized I was on too many teams w/ too many challenges so I had to bow out. However, I do still want to work on these mini goals....not all of them are fitness/food related but I thought it was a great idea......needless to say this will be a reoccuring blog as I make progress......stay tuned. <BR> <BR> 1) Get all 100 goals listed <BR> 2) Lose 5lbs - 1/16/12 <em>48</em> ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:09:03 EST Acting a fool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4681150 I have literally been acting a fool the last few days....but I know it.....and I'm going to get it together. I have basically said to heck with the last two days and ate what I wanted....within reason....but I haven't wrote any of it down...... <BR> <BR> Next week I'm back on it.....I've been saying that since Thursday....but really next week is hit the streets week. Starting Monday I'm going to do WATP at least 3 days a week but will aim for 5. I got a cord for my DVD player so that's do... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 22:53:42 EST Making it..better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675132 Today was a much better day than yesterday. I actually got on the scale this morning as a fluke b/c my official weigh in day is Monday. I expected to see a gain since AF is en route but I actually had a one pound drop since Monday. Not sure what it means or what this coming Monday will bring but it was a nice feel good for this morning. <BR> <BR> Next week I'm going to really hit the WATP video hard I need a new cable for my DVD player. I also want to find the zumba DVDs for something to... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:37:23 EST One Pound of Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4672558 I swiped this from KIMBERLY'S page....(she's in my friend list) b/c I needed to put this somewhere for safe keeping....it's so powerful and how I need to think about this weightloss journey <BR> <BR> One Pound of Fat <BR> <BR> Hello! Do you know me? If you don't, you should. <BR> I am ONE POUND OF FAT, and I am the happiest pound of FAT that you would ever want to meet! <BR> <BR> Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me! After all, I am only ONE POUND OF FAT. Just ONE... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:17:10 EST Aww Hell... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4672504 I'm already not feeling this and it's only been a week. I don't know what's going on with me. I'm still eating right and staying in my calories except for one day......but I'm feeling like crap right now. I know it ain't nothing but that damn Wicked Witch of the South (aka Aunt Flo). I get so run down and just.......I don't even know what to call it.....I don't think it's depressed.....just, off. <BR> <BR> I don't want to do anything but go to bed......no working out....nothing. I don... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:54:03 EST I wanted pasta......so I had it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658510 I really wanted some pasta......so instead of being afraid of it, I made a single batch (hubby is OOT tonight). I only used a single serving of pasta and added shrimp and lots of veggies....it was really great and filling. Enough to get me to workout a little even when I really didn't want to. <BR> <BR> Speaking of...I really wasn't feeling like working out. I've been going since Monday without a break so I've put in two days this week....pretty good for the first week of January.....I do... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 00:10:47 EST Real World Woes...back to work after a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655859 Today could have been catastrophic but it wasn't terrible. You know how it is when you go back to work after some time off....just a lot of crap to do. *sigh* <BR> <BR> I got to work and totally forgot my laptop at home....so I set up shop in one of the offices and worked. It really threw off my day b/c I didn't have all of my stuff...but work got done. <BR> <BR> I didn't eat breakfast until somewhere around 11:30....which is terrible since I only drank a Slim Fast on my way to work. <... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:36:40 EST Back to the real world tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652811 I've been off work for a week over the holidays and I've managed to lose 4lbs. I'm a little afraid of going back to the real world. I wonder if I'll be able to focus on having small meals and taking breaks, maybe even a small stroll. I have to make the time for me....even at work....but it's so hard. <BR> <BR> Anyway....not a bad day. I got in my 30 minutes of cardio and burned the calories in my target. I stayed in my calorie target....I actually want to eat some cereal so I may have ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 23:04:44 EST First BLC Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651588 Okay, so I may have put myself into too much....but it will be worth it b/c it will challenge me all over. <BR> <BR> I'm joining three different BLC's and I need a place to put all of this information. Instead of just doing one for my first time, I've signed up for three and I don't want to fail at any of them so I need to put the information in here. Tomorrow I will add the information to my calendar so I know when I need to post/weigh in, etc. <BR> <BR> 30 Somethings w/ 100+ to lose (... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:19:17 EST Wholly Guacamole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651401 Found a new favorite....Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie packs. We all know Guacamole can be a diet nightmare but it's really good for you. Now the 100 calorie packs from Wholly Guacamole do the trick. Just enough love....b/c I do love it. <BR> <BR> Check it out eatwholly.com <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:01:31 EST 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4650232 First day of 2012 and I didn't do so well, but, it's okay I know exactly what happened. <BR> <BR> I had waaaaay too much to drink last night and didn't get home and in bed until around 4am. Thus, I didn't wake up until 1 in the afternoon. I missed a whole meal and then couldn't get myself together until 3 o'clock. Then I hit McD's for a fix. I did well though, I had a mcnugget kids meal, 6piece but only ate 4 and a half. <BR> <BR> Anyway....ultimately I didn't eat enough calories to... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 01:39:48 EST Ready for 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645519 Well, tomorrow is NYE. I'm actually really looking forward to a new year. That's new beginnings, new opportunities, and a new start. I definitely need a new start. <BR> <BR> I really want to do this....I HAVE to do this....I don't think I will be able to look at myself the same if I go through this year and don't lose a pound.....It has gotten ridiculous. <BR> <BR> I'm not looking for pitty....or am I doing self pity.....I'm so irritated with myself that I'm determined to make it work... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:06:25 EST Starting Over....again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4625805 Well, this is my third time....don't they say third time is a charm? Well, it's going to have to be something. I have GOT to, if for not other reason than my sanity......I've GOT to get this weight off. <BR> <BR> I don't know what is motivating me this time.....other than the will to want to live a different life altogether. My son is turning 4 on Saturday, the first time I came in here I had just had him.....oh man....that hurts. <BR> <BR> We're thinking about having another one but ... 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