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/ 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 Daily checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654054 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 6 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 6 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 6 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 6 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 40 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,841 calories <BR> Today I burned: 381 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: - 360 <BR> <BR> Today was a good day except for the ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:30:05 EST Daily checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653359 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 5 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 5 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 5 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 5 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 39 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,615 calories <BR> Today I burned: 360 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: - 564 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone! My day was a ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:58:59 EST Daily checklist + Health benefits of standing while working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652571 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 4 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 4 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 4 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 4 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 38 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,512 calories <BR> Today I burned: 660 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: - 968 <BR> <BR> Another great day today! I went for ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:48:08 EST Daily checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651772 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 3 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 3 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 3 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 3 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 37 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,630 calories <BR> Today I burned: 850 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: -1,040 calories <BR> <BR> WHAT A GREAT DAY! After m... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:25:37 EST Daily checklist + 3 pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650912 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 2 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 2 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 2 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 2 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 36 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,734 calories <BR> Today I burned: 320 calories <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: -400 calories <BR> <BR> I'm moving on from my setba... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:31:31 EST Setbacks and how I'm dealing with them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650065 This is not an easy blog to write. <BR> <BR> I've been thinking about what to say for a couple of days now. <BR> <BR> I'm just going to say it: I messed up. <BR> <BR> Obviously, I'm very disappointed in myself at the moment. Yes, you guessed right: I broke my streaks this weekend (all but two). Just writing that, just admitting my failure, makes me feel so ashamed of myself that a part of me wants to hide in my bedroom forever so I don't have to deal with the fact that I am, in fact, a fl... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:03:14 EST Daily checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647037 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 31 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 31 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 34 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 32 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 31 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,267 calories <BR> Today I burned: 254 calories <BR> (BMR: 1820 calories) <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: -807 calories <BR> <... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:19:54 EST Daily checklist + The 30-day milestone reached! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646305 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 30 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 30 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 33 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 31 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 30 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1,100 calories <BR> Today I burned: 570 calories <BR> (BMR: 1820 calories) <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: -1,290 calories <BR> ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:35:50 EST Daily checklist + Avoided emotional eating today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645541 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 29 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 29 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 32 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 30 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 29 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1662 calories <BR> Today I burned: 431 calories <BR> (BMR: 1820 calories) <BR> <BR> Daily calorie differential: -590 <BR> <BR> There yo... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:12:50 EST Daily checklist + What motivates me right now (Part 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644588 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 28 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 28 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 31 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 29 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 28 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1542 calories <BR> Today I burned: 325 calories <BR> Daily calorie differential: -615 <BR> <BR> Yay! My goal is to have a daily calorie d... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:05:43 EST Daily checklist + This week's goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643777 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 30 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 28 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> <BR> I survived the weekend! And it was a great one. What a great week it was! I'm ready to kick things up a notch this week though: I'm aiming for a calorie ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 17:25:27 EST Daily checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642323 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 25 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 25 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 28 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 26 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 25 days) <BR> <BR> :) That's it for the day! Compared to how my Friday nights used to be, this is a huge improvement even though I'm at the high end of my calorie range fo... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:32:39 EST Daily checklist + A small victory at the movies today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641516 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 24 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 24 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 27 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 25 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 24 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1250 calories <BR> Today I burned: 260 calories <BR> Daily calorie differential: -800 calories <BR> <BR> If it wasn't for my streaks, I wo... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:07:48 EST Daily checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640653 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 26 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 24 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> <BR> This is going to be quick because it's past midnight here and I'm so tired. It's been a long day! My ankle feels a lot better today and I did even manag... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:06:10 EST Daily checklist + March goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639649 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 25 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> <BR> I tripped and fell on my walk today and now my ankle is really sore :( Other than that it was a good day. Today was the only day this week I'm allowed t... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:36:25 EST Daily checklist + A change in my weigh-in routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638764 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 24 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 22 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> <BR> They always say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, and I'm starting to agree on that! These things on my list are starting to come pretty natura... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:21:45 EST Daily checklist + Lost 1 pound this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637830 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 20 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 20 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 23 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 20 days) <BR> <BR> I didn't post a blog yesterday but I'm happy to say my streaks are still going strong :) I tracked my meals every day this week and didn't even go over ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 16:27:37 EST Daily checklist + A few pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636239 Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 18 days) <BR> Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 18 days) <BR> Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 21 days) <BR> Went for a walk (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 20 days) <BR> Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 18 days) <BR> <BR> Today I ate: 1750 calories <BR> Today I burned: 510 calories <BR> Daily calorie differential: -570 <BR> <BR> It's Friday! Again! These weeks go by so... 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