NADALIA's SparkPeople Blog NADALIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My gratitude list: Emmasmart commented to a msg board post about how to get out of an emotional funk with a suggestion to create a list of all the things you're greatful for to review when you're feeling down. I feel that I need this type of reflection so I'm making my list here: <BR> <BR> 1. My hubby. He loves me always. <BR> 2. My job, sure I'd rather be rich and not have to work, but I do enjoy my job. <BR> 3. Our Kitty babies. I love them, even when they do things that make me angry. <BR> 4. Volunteering -... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:28:48 EST I'm walking for the cure and for my health. Dear Friends and Family, <BR> <BR> I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure on May 10, 2008 in the fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and the more we raise, the more the Atlanta Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure can give back to fund breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in the community and support the national search for a cure. <BR> <BR> Ple... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:50:20 EST I did it! On Tuesday I weighed in at 178! That's over 100lbs gone since my surgery! I'm so excited to have made this goal. <BR> <BR> Now onto my next weightloss goal, get to 150lbs by 7/27/08, and maintain within5lbs! Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:22:53 EST The scale has a death wish. I weighed in this morning like I do every Tuesday and was hoping to be at my first big weightloss goal. I want to have lost 100lbs since my surgery. That means I need to be at 181. For the last 2 weeks I've been stuck at 184, 3lbs to the goal. It's been frustrating, but I was working hard to eat healthy and following the WLS rules and I knew I'd reach the goal soon. This morning I weighed in at 182. One hundred eighty freakin' two! Just one more stupid pound to go. Stupid scale. Grr! Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:50:13 EST My personal challenge for March This month I plan on keeping my calories below 1200 a day, every day. I feel like food is trying to control me again. I'm craving junk and snacking when I'm not even hungry. I will drink more fluids if I feel hungry and it is not time for my snack. I will have good snack options for my 2 allowed snack times a day such as beef jerky and carbmaster yogurt. I will stay OUT of the candy DRAWER at work. I will make healthy choices for food when we go out and keep my portions in check. Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:45:50 EST Being sick sucks! I have bronchitis and a sinus infection and have been sick since Friday 2/8. I'm finally over the hump and on my way to feeling better, but gods that sucked. Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:29:51 EST I survived! I made it back from my trip to visti family in the frozen North! There was lots of snow outside so I wasn't very active, but I did eat pretty healthy 90% of the time. I missed my weigh in day this week so I'll have to wait until next tuesday. Hopefully I will be down to 190! Thu, 7 Feb 2008 13:48:58 EST I made it to ONEderland!!! Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:39:05 EST My mantra for today: I do not want, nor do I need, a donut. <BR> <BR> I do not want, nor do I need, a donut. <BR> <BR> I do not want, nor do I need, a donut. Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:29:08 EST So close! Well, I didn't make it. I weighed in at 202lbs this AM. I wanted to be at 199 (or even 200) but I guess 202 isn't too bad. <BR> <BR> Thinking on the positive side, this is the first year ever that I haven't gained over the holiday season. I'm still taking my vitamins, drinking my water, and getting in my protein on most days. I need to drop my calories and fat, and exercise more. Dropping the calories and fat will be easier with the holidays over, but exercising (or the motivation to do so... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 16:28:02 EST Almost to my 2007 goal! I'm so close! My goal was to be under 200 (even 199) by 1/1/08. I weighed in on Tuesday and was 205. 6lbs to go! That's it! It is possible for me to lose these last 6lbs by the first of the year if I pay attention to what I eat and actually get off my butt and exercise. I didn't do perfect on food yesterday, but I did exercise. Hopefully they will balance each other out some. Fri, 28 Dec 2007 08:21:57 EST Not a plateau! For the last 2 weeks my weight stayed the same at 229. I worried that I'd hit a plateau. I weighed in today (it is Tuesday after all) and i'm at 227! It wasn't really a plateau after all. Tue, 30 Oct 2007 08:40:38 EST I'm down 52lbs! As of today I am down 52lbs from my pre-surgery weight. I'm so excited. I never thought I would loose 50lbs and now I've done it. This is motivation to get in more exersize, drink more water and keep eating right! Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:27:05 EST Even a little exercise counts! I walked to to my apartment complex's mail center to get a newspaper this morning. It only took about 10 minutes, but about 1/4 of it is up hill. I figure any walking is better than none. Sun, 7 Oct 2007 15:22:58 EST I want to feel better! I'm not feeling well this morning. My tummy is kinda upset. I have to feel better. I won free tickets to a concert tonight. Wed, 3 Oct 2007 09:22:15 EST