MYLOVELYCURVES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MYLOVELYCURVES MYLOVELYCURVES'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/ November Progress: Hanging in there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818893 I thought I'd give you guys an update on how my November is going so far. I'm not going to lie. It's been a tough month for me so far. <BR> <BR> November is my least favorite month of the year. It's dark all the time (sun already sets at 4 pm here), it's always cloudy and foggy. The weather affects my mood so much, and every year around November, I just start losing my energy. I'm tired all the time. I find myself feeling sad/depressed for no apparent reason. I go through the motions but I ... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:18:42 EST Thursday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816235 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,498 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 178 <BR> Total Burned: 1,998 <BR> <BR> Differential -500 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (4/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (4/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (4/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -500 (6 days a week). (2/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) <BR> <BR> <BR> A g... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:47:31 EST Wednesday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815566 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,498 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 254 <BR> Total Burned: 2,074 <BR> <BR> Differential -576 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (3/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (3/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (3/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -500 (6 days a week). (1/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) <BR> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:31:58 EST Tuesday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814876 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,742 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 254 <BR> Total Burned: 2,074 <BR> <BR> Differential: -332 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (2/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (2/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (2/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -500 (6 days a week). (0/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) <BR> <BR> <BR> Did... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:54:26 EST Monday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814868 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,807 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 310 <BR> Total Burned: 2,130 <BR> <BR> Differential: -323 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (1/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (1/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (1/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -500 (6 days a week). (0/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:47:22 EST Friday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812904 Ok, so first of all let me say that I am not proud of this. But it happened. And I'm not going to stay in denial any longer and let the pounds come sneaking back just because I didn't own my decisions (however bad they might have been). I think it's really important to stay accountable even when it's not that fun and you're not proud of yourself. That's the only way to make this change happen. You have to stay honest with yourself. <BR> <BR> So, here it is: <BR> <BR> <BR> Calories: <BR> <... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 03:56:46 EST Thursday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812013 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,627 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 327 <BR> Total Burned: 2,147 <BR> <BR> Differential: -520 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (5/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (5/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (5/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -500 (6 days a week). (4/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (1/3) <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:30:06 EST Wednesday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811384 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,569 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 254 <BR> Total Burned: 2,074 <BR> <BR> Differential -505 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (4/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (4/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (4/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -500 (6 days a week). (3/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) <BR> <BR> <BR> So ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 13:56:20 EST Tuesday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811381 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 2,148 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 478 <BR> Total Burned: 2,298 <BR> <BR> Differential: -150 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (3/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (3/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (3/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -500 (6 days a week). (2/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) <BR> <BR> <BR> Wo... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 13:51:16 EST Monday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809983 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,196 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 342 <BR> Total Burned: 2,162 <BR> <BR> Differential: -966 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (2/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (2/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (2/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -600 (6 days a week). (2/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) <BR> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:17:22 EST Sunday's Calorie Differential & Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809363 Calories: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,429 <BR> BMR: 1,820 <BR> Exercise: 254 <BR> Total Burned: 2,074 <BR> <BR> Differential: -645 <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> Go for a walk (every day). (1/7 days) <BR> Track my meals (6 days a week). (1/6 days) <BR> Post my calorie differential and track my goal progress on my blog (6 days a week). (1/6 days) <BR> Have a calorie differential of at least -600 (6 days a week). (1/6 days) <BR> Do strength training (3 days a week). (0/3) <BR> <BR> <BR> A gr... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 13:32:28 EST November Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809298 So it's November already! To be honest, November is usually one of the toughest months of the year for me. It's dark but there isn't usually any snow yet so everything is grey and rainy all the time. This is the time of year when I'm constantly tired (because it's so dark out) and for that reason I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to talk myself out of skipping workouts this month on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> I'll just have to keep in mind that no matter how I tired and lazy I might feel, w... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 11:40:01 EST October weigh-in: Lost 7.7 lbs this month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808247 Woo hoo! I lost 7.7 pounds this month! <BR> <BR> When the month started, I set some goals for myself. I wanted to get back on track but I kept making bad choices until two weeks later. That's when I weighed myself and realized that if I didn't do something I would keep on walking down a dangerous road. I had already gained back 8 of the 33 pounds I lost and that got me seriously worried. I started working out again every day (long walks and jogs being my go-to workouts), tracking my meals an... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:19:30 EST Thursday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807634 Eaten: 1,623 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 464 <BR> Total Burned: 2,304 <BR> <BR> Differential: -681 <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>521</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:06:17 EST Wednesday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807098 Eaten: 1,619 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 214 <BR> Total Burned: 2,054 <BR> <BR> Differential: -435 <BR> <BR> Considering that we went to the movies today, that's pretty impressive! I used to overeat all the time at the movies, but now I just had a small portion of popcorn and felt completely satisfied. And I managed to get a deficit of 435 calories! Now that's progress! :) <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:10:51 EST Tuesday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806391 Eaten: 1,605 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 330 <BR> Total Burned: 2,170 <BR> <BR> Differential -565 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:45:55 EST Monday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805808 Eaten: 1,387 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 240 <BR> Total Burned: 2,080 <BR> <BR> Differential -693 <BR> <BR> <BR> That's a great start for the week! Let's do this! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>9</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:33:00 EST Sunday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805116 Eaten: 1,705 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 200 <BR> Total Burned: 2,133 <BR> <BR> Differential: -338 <BR> <BR> <BR> This was a great weekend! Now I'm getting ready to kick some serious butt this week before my weigh in at the end of the month. I want to see a BIG difference! <BR> <BR> But regardless of what the numbers may be, I FEEL the difference. My energy levels are up, I feel so much better mentally and physically now that I'm paying more attention to what I eat and making sure I w... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:07:02 EST Friday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804042 Eaten: 1,120 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 240 <BR> Total Burned: 2,080 <BR> <BR> Differential: -960 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm a little low on calories today. I had soup for dinner and didn't realize it was so low-cal. I usually make sure that I never go below 1,200 calories! I want to keep my metabolism in high gear. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone! Let's make this weekend a great one :) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:19:21 EST Thursday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803502 Eaten: 1,662 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 300 <BR> Total Burned: 2,140 <BR> <BR> Differential: -480 <BR> <BR> <BR> Another healthy day :) Went for a brisk walk in the evening, it was really beautiful outside. Clear blue skies, cool fall weather, the yellow leaves, the river... I'm so lucky to live here! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to the weekend and making healthier choices. Weekends can be tough but I have a plan and I know I'm going to do great! <BR> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:38:15 EST Wednesday's Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803136 Eaten: 1,538 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 107 <BR> Total Burned: 1,947 <BR> <BR> Differential: -409 <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm really enjoying my life right now. I'm making healthy choices and they don't seem like punishments like they used to. I know they make me feel better in the long run even if I don't always feel like it. I think it's only healthy to push yourself outside of your comfort zone every now and then - it's the only way you will ever grow! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:00:48 EST Daily Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802266 Eaten: 1,685 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 450 <BR> Total Burned: 2,290 <BR> <BR> Differential: -615 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:34:34 EST Daily Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801651 Eaten: 1,826 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 400 <BR> Total Burned: 2,240 <BR> <BR> Differential: -414 <BR> <BR> Couldn't have been better but I'll take it! I'll do even better tomorrow :) Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:57:17 EST Sunday's calorie differential + total weekly differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801650 This is how I did yesterday: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,753 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 580 <BR> Total Burned: 2,420 <BR> <BR> Differential -667 <BR> <BR> <BR> This week's total calorie differential: -5838 <BR> <BR> Which means an average calorie differential of -973 for the 6 days I tracked my meals last week (only started tracking again on Tuesday). <BR> <BR> And that is GREAT! 3500 calories equals 1 pound of fat, and a calorie differential of -5858 is almost 2 pounds! I can't wait to wei... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:55:12 EST Daily Calorie Differential + A non-scale victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800451 Eaten: 1,425 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 1,029 <BR> Total Burned: 2,869 <BR> <BR> Differential: -1,444 <BR> <BR> <BR> Wow, I'm so proud of myself. Today is Saturday and my calorie differential is -1,444. That is HUGE. I've had a really fun and active day today. I went for a walk in the morning, then walked around town in the afternoon and did a little shopping and in the evening I went jogging for the first time in a couple of months. <BR> <BR> It was tough, I'm not gonna lie! My legs... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:41:23 EST Daily Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800002 Eaten: 1,908 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 582 <BR> Total Burned: 2,422 <BR> <BR> Differential -514 <BR> <BR> <BR> Not bad for a Friday!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Have a fun and healthy weekend everyone! :) Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:48:29 EST Daily Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799369 Eaten: 1,488 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 678 <BR> Total Burned: 2,518 <BR> <BR> Differential -1,030 <BR> <BR> <BR> I met all my nutrition goals today (fat, protein, carbs, fiber) and had a tough workout as well! I feel good, I'm building up momentum for weeks and months to come :) <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:24:32 EST Daily Calorie Differential http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798787 Eaten: 1,418 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 600 <BR> Total Burned: 2,440 <BR> <BR> Differential: -1,022 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today was a great day! I feel energetic, happy and strong because I know I'm headed in the right direction. I'm taking control of my life and it's so empowering to think that I'm in charge of my own happiness. I can give this story of mine a happy ending - and I will. <BR> <BR> I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:56:06 EST It's never too late to change. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798175 Today has been a great day. FINALLY. I needed a great day. Honestly, I have been struggling more than in a long, long time. I have been making poor choices for months now, I've gained some weight, I feel tired all the time and I'm so mad at myself for letting myself down. Every night before I fall asleep I promise myself to do better tomorrow, but somehow the next day I fall right back into old habits. <BR> <BR> NOT ANYMORE. <BR> <BR> Something changed today. I weighed myself and noticed I... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:07:01 EST Today I will... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797869 ...let go of past mistakes and failures. <BR> <BR> ...love myself enough to make healthy choices that will bring me closer to my goal. <BR> <BR> ...embrace my flaws and allow myself to be imperfect. <BR> <BR> ...love myself unconditionally. <BR> <BR> ...nourish my body with healthy foods. <BR> <BR> ...give my body the exercise that it needs. <BR> <BR> ...believe in myself and my goals. <BR> <BR> ...only focus on the present; let go of the past and stop worrying about the future. <BR> ... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:22:48 EST Calorie Differential + October Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794791 So... Today didn't go as planned! First of all, it was pouring rain in the morning so I chose to skip my morning walk. I did go for a walk in the evening though but we also went out to dinner and I ended up going over my calories by A LOT. I have no excuses. It was a bad decision, I knew better than that and yet I chose to have that pizza for dinner. We were hungry and I was lazy and didn't feel like cooking. That's it. No excuses. And here I am taking responsibility for my own actions and no... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:07:52 EST Calorie Differential + October Streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794126 Today's differential: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,488 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 478 <BR> Total Burned: 2,318 <BR> <BR> Differential: -830 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Streaks: <BR> <BR> Went for a walk. (2/20 days) <BR> Tracked my meals. (2/20 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. (2/20 days) Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:15:52 EST Calorie Differential + Revised Streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793516 Here's how I did today: <BR> <BR> Eaten: 1,302 <BR> BMR: 1,840 <BR> Exercise: 440 <BR> Total Burned: 2,280 <BR> <BR> Differential: -978 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> What a great day! <BR> <BR> I'm going to make a few changes to my streaks. For now, I'm going to track my streaks only on weekdays because I feel like it's a good idea to start small to build some forward momentum and self-confidence! I don't want my goals to overwhelm me and set me up for failure. <BR> <BR> My Octob... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 16:12:19 EST New week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793162 Hi friends! <BR> <BR> I'm so annoyed at myself for not posting my calorie differential info here like I said I would. Starting today, I will do that. I promise! <BR> <BR> All in all, I had a good weekend, didn't eat too much and went for a short hike on Saturday and a walk on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I'm ready for a new week and I'm so excited to reach my goals this month! :) I just had a healthy breakfast (2 small pears with some Greek yogurt & a little bit of honey) and now I'm off to my morn... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 03:50:25 EST Day 1: Calorie Differential & October Streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790564 Thanks for all the supportive comments on my last blog!! :) It's great to be back. Today was a good start for the new month! It wasn't perfect (because I ended up eating a little too much at dinner) but I'm happy none the less. I decided to start a couple of new streaks now to keep my motivated and accountable. I'm going to be keeping track of all my goals here on my blog! <BR> <BR> Today's calorie differential (info from SparkPeople's Reports): <BR> <BR> Calories eaten: 1,933 <BR> BMR: 1,8... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:29:26 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789849 It's been a while! (I hate starting my blogs like that, I really need to start updating my blog more regularly so I won't have to say that every time I post here!) <BR> <BR> I'm so excited that it'll be October tomorrow! As you might know, I love the symbolism of a fresh start and I find it so inspiring when a new month begins. I always feel like setting some new goals for myself and it's especially true today. I have been neglecting my health and I feel really tired and just not like myself... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:12 EST Wedding pictures, part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726543 I can't believe it's already been a month since our wedding day!! Time just flies by. And now I'm FINALLY going to share the wedding pictures with all of you! :) <BR> <BR> First, I want to tell you a little bit about our wedding. Early on, we decided to have a very small, intimate wedding. We felt like that was more "us", we didn't feel comfortable with the idea of a big wedding. That just not our thing. We even thought about eloping to some place exotic but then we both agreed that we'd wan... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:51:17 EST Daily checklist - Day 15 of 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672169 6 DAYS A WEEK: <BR> Had a calorie differential of at least -1000. [ x ] (Current streak: 1 day) <BR> Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> EVERY DAY: <BR> Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 59 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,456 calories <BR> Today I burned: 1,012 calories ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:13:54 EST Daily checklist - Day 11 of 53 (Two more pounds lost!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669175 6 DAYS A WEEK: <BR> Had a calorie differential of at least -1000. [ x ] (Current streak: 3 days) <BR> Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> EVERY DAY: <BR> Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 55 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,397 calories <BR> Today I burned: 626 calories ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:52:34 EST Daily checklist - Day 10 of 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668399 6 DAYS A WEEK: <BR> Had a calorie differential of at least -1000. [ x ] (Current streak: 2 days) <BR> Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> EVERY DAY: <BR> Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 54 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,520 calories <BR> Today I burned: 692 calories ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:28:43 EST Daily checklist - Day 9 of 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667494 6 DAYS A WEEK: <BR> Had a calorie differential of at least -1000. [ x ] (Current streak: 1 day) <BR> Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> EVERY DAY: <BR> Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 53 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,150 calories <BR> Today I burned: 632 calories ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:27:21 EST Daily checklist - Day 5 of 53 (Lost a pound this week!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664765 It's already Saturday morning here but here's yesterday's checklist. I was out last night and didn't have time to update. Despite going out and having dinner at a restaurant I managed to stay within my calorie limits :) Woo hoo! But I didn't meet my calorie deficit goal!!! WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH ME?? I have to get serious about this. <BR> <BR> I'm happy with yesterday even though I didn't meet my calorie deficit goal. EVERY DAY IS A NEW CHANGE! Besides, I lost a pound this week!! I'm gettin... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 03:53:30 EST April Goals + 2 Progress Pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664213 My goals for April are: <BR> <BR> - lose 13 pounds <BR> - keep my streaks going! (go for a walk every day, take the stairs instead of the elevator, track my meals 6 days a week, stay within my calories 6 days a week, a calorie deficit of -1000 calories 6 days a week) <BR> - do yoga three times a week <BR> - do strength training five times a week <BR> <BR> That sounds like a lot! And honestly, it IS a lot. But I feel like I have so much energy and this amazing forward momentum that'll help m... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:51:22 EST Daily checklist - Day 4 of 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663654 6 DAYS A WEEK: <BR> Had a calorie differential of at least -1000. [ ] (Current streak: 0 days) <BR> Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 16 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. [ x ] (Current streak: 16 days) <BR> EVERY DAY: <BR> Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 16 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 16 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 48 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,195 calories <BR> Today I burned: 200 calories <... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:43:13 EST Daily checklist - Day 3 of 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662750 6 DAYS A WEEK: <BR> Had a calorie differential of at least -1000. [ ] (Current streak: 0 days) <BR> Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 15 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. [ x ] (Current streak: 15 days) <BR> EVERY DAY: <BR> Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 15 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 15 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 47 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,346 calories <BR> Today I burned: 416 calories <... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:56:01 EST Daily checklist - Day 2 of 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662741 Yesterday's checklist: <BR> <BR> 6 DAYS A WEEK: <BR> Had a calorie differential of at least -1000. [ ] (Current streak: 0 day) <BR> Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 14 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories. [ x ] (Current streak: 14 days) <BR> EVERY DAY: <BR> Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 14 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 14 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 46 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,319 calories <BR... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:45:38 EST Daily checklist - Day 1 of 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660997 I realized something today. I'm getting married in only 53 days!!! <BR> <BR> THIS MEANS I BETTER KICK THINGS UP A NOTCH! I'm really proud of making consistent changes in my life and getting healthier/losing more weight, but I really want to lose some serious weight before our wedding day. <BR> <BR> And that is why I'm adding a new thing to track on my checklist. My new goal for the next 53 days is to have a daily calorie differential of at least -1000 calories, six days a week. I know this... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:17:57 EST Daily checklist + My first 10k! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658793 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 11 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 11 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 11 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 11 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 45 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,284 calories <BR> Today I burned: 878 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: - 1,418 <BR> <BR> What a great Friday! AND I RAN ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:24:20 EST Daily checklist + Fought the urge to overeat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657927 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 10 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 10 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 10 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 10 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 44 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,600 calories <BR> Today I burned: 350 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: - 570 <BR> <BR> First of all, I'd like to say GO... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:12:58 EST Daily checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657092 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 9 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 9 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 9 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 9 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 43 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,700 calories <BR> Today I burned: 305 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: - 410 <BR> <BR> FINALLY, no dizziness today!! I feel... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:10:14 EST