MZNICOLEG's SparkPeople Blog MZNICOLEG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community October 5 2012--lesson learned.... Okay, I took a HUGE break from exercising and dieting, since April , i had gotten lazy, not so much with the exercising part but with the whole healthy eating part. When I seen 121 show up on the scale i thought alright i can eat whatever whenever, but the scale kept jumping from 121-123 then ended up sticking around 126 , so i was fine with that because i was within 10 pounds of my sp goal.My battery operated scale broke and i had no way of keeping track of my weight so i thought, i can do t... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:32:45 EST Today is my 22nd week on spark!!! It gets hard when you work so hard and you dont get the results you want, I know I said that the last 10 pounds were gonna be the hardest, but man, they are brutal, I have been checking my weight daily, i see my weight will go up on the weekends, i think it is water weight due to me not exercising the last few weekends, but im not gonna sweat it. i know i am doing the best that i have ever done for myself than i have in years, i am sticking to it, and yeah just like everyone else i do make un... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:49:13 EST week 21---126 pounds, second week in a row Not sure whats going on but weight loss is coming to a standstill, i haven't changed my diet or exercise routine so not sure whats going on.This is my last day of full exercise, tomorrow night i will loose my nightly 30 minutes, going to a native american gathering, then Saturday gonna celebrate my sons 11th birthday....scared of the cake...but i know i am going to eat one at the actual part after that, my fun will be through...gonna try to keep to a great eating schedule, my kids will be out... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:13:22 EST Week 20- 8 pounds left to meet my SP goal!!!! Can't believe that I finally got off 128, it took me 2 weeks but it happened .Last week i was so frustrated about seeing 128 again, i think i over exercised, hurting my weight loss.On last Friday, i want to see the scale drop to 127 because i was 128.2 that i exercised a total of 180 minutes that day...Saturday morning I woke up still at 128....I was so mad at myself...I thought that this was it..its over,I couldn't loose anymore...So I said i am not going to waste my day away exercising, I a... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 16:22:18 EST week 19 --December 1 2011 well, today i hopped on the scale hoping i was gonna be at 127, well, it didnt happen, still at 128 but feeling alright about it, it could have been worst....could have gained <em>40</em> ...I am okay with it..I added it some ab workouts to go along with my exercising, getting into that size 6 encouraged me..i also met my goal of loosing 5 pounds in November...I havent been able to get into a size 6 for about 10 even though there wasn't a lot of weight loss this week... .4 ounces...... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 15:43:11 EST Thanksgiving Day -week 18 So i am doing this quick blog tonight because tomorrow i am sure i will be too busy to do my weekly check in, I will say that I have stuck to exercising this week , but didnt do my 120 minute daily goal,they kids have been home for a week , and hard to get it in with the little ones home.not sure if i will meet my goal of getting to 129 pounds this week, but i will weigh in tomorrow morning.I have been eating about 3 apples a day, they have been my snack of choice this week, i want to say tha... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:40:55 EST week 17 ...i am still here!!! Well now that I made it this far, I think there is no turning back, I dont want to have the body that I used to have, i never want to be considered "obese" again, i am feeling stronger than i have in a very long time.I have lost a little more than i wanted to this week. actually .6 of a pound more,I know it is healthy to only loose 2 pounds or less a week, so im not sure if it was a metabolism thing or extra water i was carrying around cause its not that time yet...Anyways whatever it is it d... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:53:55 EST Week 16 I have had a rough week, had a hard time choosing healthy snack, I think it has something to do with my 10 year old going to camp with his class :/ it was very stressful for me and i was finding comfort in food.This is something new to me because i never did that before, i think on Monday i ate about 1700 calories all bad choices, i didn't record my food on sp, but a different program that i use along side of this one.After I realized what i was doing to myself, i quickly changed my eating ha... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:33:20 EST Week 15 Well, this is going to be a really quick blog for me, I have to at least do this weekly or I think I will spiral out of control and get back into old habits.I am working extra hard these days, still doing my 2 hours a day but figured out that if i only go for 30 minutes in the evening, i am able to get a good night sleep without looking at my eyelids all night.I lost a pound since last week and hoping to loose another this week, I finally invested in a new pair of running shoes , and they are... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 15:59:49 EST 14 weeks on spark So when i think about it, 3 1/2 months doesnt seem like a long time, but staying on spark this long and making such a commitment to myself is.I was looking at my spark page the other day and I was looking at my goals, my original goal for myself was to get to around 135 pounds and maintain it.Well, as of this morning i have reached my goal of getting to 135 pounds, as of maintaining it,well, i am not going to I am going to continue on with the weight loss,i then set a new goal, to get to 132 ... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:30:53 EST Day 91 on spark I have learned a lot since I joined spark, I now give myself more credit on how strong my body is and how good I can control my temptations.I love sugary and salty snacks, and yes, i still get some on occasions, the one thing that i learned about them , it that they are not off limits, portions just have to be controlled.One thing I am worried about is the big candy holiday coming up, there is going to be a lot in the house with my 2 trick or treaters, We are starting to come up with ideas on... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:57:13 EST 12 weeks on spark I can't believe that i stuck with this program so long, and lost so much weight so fast..27 wasn't as hard as i thought it would be..I was not feeling motivated in the month of September, the weight was not coming off as much as it did in August so this month I increased my exercise i have been going up to 2 hours per day, sometimes a little more!!(except for the weekends of course)Today me bathroom is being redone, and tomorrow the kids are outs of school, so my minutes i spend ... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:06:47 EST Blogging -a must for me??? Tomorrow will be exactly 11 weeks on spark people for me. I am happy that i found this site, and very proud of my weight loss, i dont think i could have come this far without sp. The last 2 weeks I quit blogging, just recording my nutrition, and exercise, I have notice since i quit blogging i started making some bad choices, my weight lost slowed to barely a pound a week, I think if i am not doing my weekly blogs(my way of reporting) I would not be able to make it, so boring or insigtful, i a... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:54:45 EST 8 weeks on spark!! I gotta say that this week has been a hectic week, in the last five days i havent practiced good eating habits, only because i have been so busy , no time to stop by the produce stand, anyhow, i have stuck to portion control but did incorporate some bad choice, only because of the fact that there was no fruit in the house. i have at a couple 100 pack of those pop chips and would help myself to a few doritos once in a while, but i did remain in my daily calorie goals.I thought that maybe my w... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:36:48 EST Day 49 --my 7 week check -in First of all, I want to thank each and everyone of my friends for giving me the motivation to get through the past 7 weeks, i had some rough times and had to overcome so much temptations. I am happy that i found the spark website and the youtube videos that i am incorporating into my workout routine.Today was a day when i should be marking my weekly weight, but i have a digital scale and i am thinking that it only wants to be accurate when it wants to. so no weigh in today.But I am feeling so... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 22:51:17 EST Day 43---Six weeks already!! DIdnt get a chance to check in yesterday but i am doing good with sticking to my goals, I am however slowly incorporating chips into my diet , not much though, i am staying within my calories, but I am going to stop as of today, because if i dont its going to spiral out of control and i will start gaining, not sure of how much i weigh, havent stepped on a scale yet, last week i found that my scale is off, its a digital, and thats when i went to the doctors office for my weigh in gonna get on ... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:50:55 EST Day 35--And the doctor scale weigh in!!! I was so nervous today before I got on the scale at the doctors office, I had to weigh myself 3 times before I finally decided to be happy with the scale reading,152 pounds!!!Whoo Hoo!!All my calorie counting and excercise plan is paying off.I am not having the cravings I used to have, last night, I ate about 3 fritos scoops before I realized they were not as good as I remembered, and the calories that come with them..uhhh.I am glad to also say that I have self control when it comes to food. ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:54:48 EST Day 28 is here Today is my 28th day of a healthier life style.HOw do i feel? Great, there are times when i do feel sluggish but I am getting there, as far as setbacks I have learned to control them and just to stay away from the stuff that is going to take me down for the am still learning about calories, but i am good about portion control and found that i am now chewing my food, slowing down, and stop eating before the full feeling.i know i said a lot of this last week, but just wanted to ad... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:26:01 EST Day 21!!!! Day 21 is finally here!!!I did better then I thought I would, never did I think i could stay with a program this long.I always hear about diet/program fails but was always too scared to try them.I think this sp program has been working great, i have yet to use the meal planner, just eating what i want but learned to control portions, i am also proud of the changes that i have made, i am eating so much fresh fruit then i have in a long time, i am learning that it is okay to feel hunger to a po... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:51:01 EST My 13th Day..... I was going to do this tomorrow to mark my 2 weeks of my new lifestyle change but tomorrow after my 30 minutes cardio, I am going to be rewarding my kids for being so patient with me while I exercise by taking the to go see the new smurf, I can gladly report that I am now feeling more self control than ever.I am so proud of myself... <em>30</em> I have Learned how not to diet.Just manage what I put in my body and how it makes me feel.I am human, and we do make mistakes so... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 17:00:02 EST Advice on how to work this program anyone?? Good morning, <BR> As you all know i am pretty new to this site and have a few questions about it..When I signed up for this account I put in all my information and when i went to my trackers, i told me how many calories i should be eating,and how much weight i need to loose within a year.Well, what I want to ask is if anyone changed their calorie intake or modified their fitness trackers or the weight tracker??I modified only my fitness tracker because it didnt have me doing any cardio, just... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 11:03:08 EST Trying to meet my goal for the day.. Last weekend was a tough one for me with food saturday was day 2, got through it alright, but day 3 was a tough one, i felt like i was starving and would devour and and all food that came my way, it was also my daughters b-day so cake was staring me in the face..i will admit to eating some bout a very small piece, it was delicious and i enjoyed it so much,later that day we went to the park and the kids had some leftover with them for a snack well, they were done and i ate some , after i ate t... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:14:08 EST Temptaions everywhere Alright, here we go for my seventh day, of no junk food, i have fresh fruits and veggies stoked, but the kiddos have their junk food, feeling the cravings, hopefully i can get through the day, Love sugar, so i am curving my sugar cravings with sweet nectarines and watermelon, and the occasional sip of a coke zero, im hoping i can hang in there i need to beat these cravings..will they ever stop??? Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:53:35 EST