MSC2006's SparkPeople Blog MSC2006's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Plugging Along... Well I only got in 30 minutes of exercise today which , gain isn't bad but it isnt as much as I need to be doing. Tomorrow I'll get to it earlier in the day so I have more time, today I didn't even make it down to the elliptical until 8:30pm! I'm looking forward to weighing next Weds, I really need to start seeing some results to keep my motivation going! I'm forcing myself to exervise no matter what though, it's too hard to start it back up again once you my plan is to not stop... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:18:13 EST Going in the right direction Well, today was my weigh in day and I lost 2.5 lbs. I know I should be happy with that number and I guess I mostly am but I was just hoping for a bigger loss. I guess though if I take into account that it is the week of my period and the fact that my calories were all on high end of my limits most days then the number makes sense. Oh well, it is what it is and atleast it's going down and not up! <BR> <BR> My goals for this new week are to keep better track of my calories and keep them d... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:33:31 EST Exercise Streak - Day 4 Okay so it's day 4 of my exercise streak nad the weekends are normally where my streaks so I'm pretty proud that I made myself get on that elliptical today and just do it! I am a little disspointed that I only made enough time to do 30 minutes today instead of the 60 that I have done the last 3 days but I'm not going to beat myself up over it too much, 30 minutes is still pretty good and it's definitely better than nothing! Sat, 25 Apr 2009 22:27:22 EST Day 3 of my streak Woke up this morning feeling hopeful and actually pretty positive! Today will be day 3 of my exercise streak, the last two days I have done 60 minutes on the elliptical which is amazing because it's usually a struggle just to make it through 30 minutes. I never really understand how or why my motivation comes back, all I know that it is back and I need to find a way to build on it and keep it around for a while this time. Florida is coming soon, only 15 weeks left and I have accepted tha... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:16:00 EST DAY 1 Yikes....So when I woke up this morning I still felt the same level of resolve that I felt last night when I blogged....that's huge for me. I had a healthy breakfast and I'm typing it in this morning. It's a beautiful, sunny day today and I feel like maybe I could accomplish anything. :) Sun, 13 Jul 2008 12:57:23 EST I'm Coming Back... Well I've decided to come out of hiding...that's what I do, I hide when I am afraid. I started out this year feeling very strong and pretty confident that I could get back on track and lose weight and I'm embarassed to say that I've done just the opposite. Not only have I NOT lost any weight, exercised consisently or changed my eating habits but I've actually gained 5lbs since January. Ah, just typing that in makes me feel horribly ashamed but it's true and I need to put it out there. Eve... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 23:17:00 EST So Typical... So I get up this morning with a renewed sense of enthusiasm, I get on the treadmill did my workout, leave the house to take my daughter to school - I'm in a great mood. So we get to school, find a parking space and just as I turn my car off I feel my car move a little...I look up and see a car going by me on my right side, they just bumped into me and left the parking lot!! So now I have a deep scratch in my brand new car and the person that hit me left the scene so I have no idea who it wa... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:43:30 EST Pity Party is OVER! THe party is officially over, I'm done whining and today I am going to DO something good for myself! I'm going to SWEAT!!!! I'm going EAT HEALTHY FOOD and most inportantly I an going to be POSITIVE!! Thank you to all my DONE girls for your support!!!! Sat, 19 Apr 2008 11:38:59 EST Nobody to blame but me... The worst possible thing I could have done today was go into that d ressing room and try on clothes. Especially since I really thought ( maybe it was wishful thinking) that the shirts and pants I tried on were going to fit. Nope, they were still too tight. I just instantly felt like such a failure, and as I'm walking out of the store feeling sorry for myself I'm realizing that I really have noone else to blamebut myself. Have I really been giving it 100% of my efforts? If I'm being hone... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:31:52 EST Days Like These... Man it's days like these that really test my committment to my weight loss goals. I say "days" like these but it's only 8:37am so my mood for the rest of the day is not looking very sunny. I just need to vent, I have 2 daughters whom I love more than ANYTHING in this world, but my 6 yr. old has become a fashionista of sorts and is nearly impossible to get dressed in the morning...she doesnt like the way this looks, she doesnt like they way that feels, she doesn't like those shoes ... Wed, 16 Apr 2008 08:49:19 EST New Year - New Beginings I'm MOTIVATED to win this battle this time....I know what I need to do...I know what I wasn't doing before and I know that is the reason I did not find success. Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:00:54 EST 1/3/07 I got up a t 5:30am this morning and was on the treadmill by 6am. I did just about 30 minutes but had to stop because Jaidin was coming at 6:30am. I wanted to do more but I also know that if I don't start slow I will not be as likely to stick with this. Tomorrow I will shoot for 35 minutes! Wed, 3 Jan 2007 07:14:19 EST Reality Check... Well after 3 long months of doing just horribly with my eating and doing absolutely no exercise I finally have had my second "moment" of clarity. Last night after I came up stairs from working ( I work from home) it was 9pm and my husband was sitting in the living room watching TV, I went right to the freezer and got myself a heaping bowl of ice cream and sat down to husband looked at me and said "What do youj think your doing?" "What??" I said back to him with more than a hint o... Wed, 6 Dec 2006 07:38:53 EST Been having trouble... Well that is an understatment! Not sure why I'm having such a problem with the lack of motivation but OMG it's been bad. I think maybe a daily blog entry will help keep me so far I've done great, sensible breakfast and lunch and planning a sensible dinner that will keep me in my calorie range. Exercise is a must, I've lost all the wonderful muscle t one that I built up this summer because I've been slacking so bad. <BR> <BR> Goals for the rest of today: <BR> <BR> St... Thu, 9 Nov 2006 13:20:51 EST Another Try Today being a brand new day is another opportunity for me to get back "on the wagon" I've been trying for the last few days but haven't had any consistent success. I need to get serious again and realize that I NEED to do this for my kids and my husband but most importantly for MYSELF. I need to do something that makes myself proud to be me, something hard that takes dedication and committment - t wo things I think I've lacked all my life. I'm going to try again today, today is the day t... Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:27:28 EST Finally! After 3 weeks of staying the same the scale has FINALLY moved!! Woo-hoo! a 2.5lb loss for last week, this week's goal is 3lbs!! Fri, 7 Jul 2006 12:56:22 EST