NERDY_MAMA's SparkPeople Blog NERDY_MAMA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Derailed again... But at least in a good way this time! It looks like I will be taking a step back from my weight loss journey because I just found out that my bf and I are expecting a baby in November! While I'm disappointed that I won't be able to reach my weight loss goal in a year, I am more than a lot excited for this new chapter. This has certainly been a year to remember!! Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:25:14 EST Finally getting back in the swing of things Finally!! I am back! It only took me 3 1/2 months for me to get physically and mentally healthy enough to get back to where I can start working to my goals again. It feels good to be back on track! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:06:34 EST Amazing Monday! It's amazing how a good weekend will totally change your week! I was in such a good mood today when I woke up that I had all of my house cleaning done by 9 am. Then went to Curves and got my work out in and felt great. In fact I had so much energy that I went to the Y before work and killed it on the elliptical (side note: I get a kick out of watching all the skinny girls on the machines going super slow because they don't want to get all sweaty). I worked out for another hour then went to yo... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:21:25 EST Met another goal last week and so close to the 25 pound mark! My reward chart: <BR> <BR> - 10 pounds - Pedicure <em>248</em> Aug. 3rd, 2012 <BR> <BR> - 15 pounds - 1 new shirt and 1 new skirt <em>248</em> Sept. 7th, 2012 <BR> <BR> -20 pounds - New makeup! <em>248</em> September 28th, 2012 <BR> <BR> - 25 pounds: New work out clothes (No more baggy sweats!) <BR> <BR> - 30 pounds: Manicure!! <BR> <BR> - 35 pounds: New pair of heels <BR> <BR> - 40 pounds: 2 brand new complete outfits!! <BR> <BR> - 45 pounds: $45 for new itunes (I'm on a b... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:23:42 EST Weekly update #4: Well another week come and gone. I can't say it was a bad week, but still wasn't the week I was looking forward to. I tweeked my knee working out one night and it has certainly hindered my ability to work out so I did have the loss that I was hoping for. But the way I look at, a loss is still a loss even if it's just a pound. <BR> <BR> I did manage to go through a good chunk of my clothes and get rid of some. Plus found about 40 more boxes down in my parents garage that had apparently gotten... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:17:22 EST Finally an honest goal!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ^^^ I'm proud to say I'm only 15 pounds away from that goal^^^ Tue, 2 Oct 2012 22:50:48 EST Weekly update #3: Finally the hectic weeks are more or less over for now! Good news is I did much better than I THOUGHT I was going to do. Bad news is I didn't do as well as I WANTED to do. I only set two goals for my self last week. Walk 2.5 miles a day (full 5k one day) to get ready for my 5k at the end of October, and to get to bed by 11 as many nights as possible this week. <BR> <BR> Sadly I only got my 2.5 miles in twice this week. But still better than nothing I figure. There's been an air advisory in ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:28:26 EST Hello depression, wish you hadn't come to visit. It's that time of year again... time for my seasonal depression to come knocking on the door ready to ruin my favorite time of year. <BR> <BR> I've suffered with Bipolar disorder for years, and then was also diagnosed with Seasonally Affected Depression. The two combined have killed off more weight loss efforts than I can even count. And now it seems it's set in even earlier than ever. I noticed it this weekend, as I was sitting in the chapel for one of my closest friends' wedding. I had ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:03:04 EST WUB #2- Second try... Apparently my internet hated me last night since none of my blog posted actually posted like I thought... so let's try this again... <BR> <BR> These were my goals for the last week: <BR> Major Goal of the Week: I will lose 2 pounds in the coming week. <BR> <BR> How I will do it: <BR> * I will be in bed by 11 at least 5 nights this week (1 hour after I get home from work) <BR> <BR> * I will do 30 minutes of cardio at least 4 times this week (walking, dancing, or jogging) <BR> <BR> * I will... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:24:22 EST Guilty Pleasures Time Okie dokie so I'm in a highly caffeinated state tonight and my friend and I were just talking about our secret guilty pleasures and putting them in a list. This is mine: <BR> <BR> 1) Show tunes! : <BR> <BR> I love musicals and have actually downloaded 5 complete sound tracks onto my itunes account so that I can listen to them with out everyone knowing. <BR> <BR> 2) The Time Warp : <BR> <BR> when ever I'm having a bad day I make my self stop and sing and do the dance to Rocky Horror Pictu... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 01:51:39 EST Daily Visualization exercise Daily Visualization: <BR> <BR> Imagine stepping on the scale to find that your weight hasn't budged. Instead of immediately reacting with self-hatred and disgust, you remain calm and focus on the positive. What other accomplishments can you be proud of? Use this exercise to prepare yourself to handle this situation in the future. <BR> <BR> ____________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> I the past when this has happened to me I've let that one set back totally derail my whole weight loss... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:09:55 EST The light bulb just went off. I read this post by another Spark member in the SparkCoach community section, and it totally clicked with me so I had to share it! It makes me stop and think before I grab something to snack on: <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------- <BR> <BR> Hunger isn't necessarily for food! <BR> <BR> When I am tired, I am hungry for sleep. <BR> When I am thirsty, I am hungry for liquids. <BR> When I am feeling down, I'm hungry for support. <BR> When I am feeli... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:43:13 EST Dear Body & Energy: What happened today? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ugh... today was horrible! Brain showed up totally pumped to get some exercise done, Body was dragged kicking and screaming from the bed, and Energy was a total no show today! <BR> <BR> As such, the only exercise that was done today was walking up and down the stairs at home and from the parking lot into work tonight. And I think Brain's feelings were hurt today and has given me the gift of a migraine to make it c... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:38:34 EST Yes, I get my motivation from Google Images!! It's Monday... and because of that... I think it calls for extra funnies! Don't forget, laughing burns calories too!! So with out further ado: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:02:41 EST I now offer an Incentive Package!! I've decided that I need to create a chart to reward my self for the hard work that I'm putting into my weight loss. I shied away from doing this because I always thought of it as bribing my self to do something that I should be doing anyway, but I realize that it's not a bribe, it's an incentive package to keep me from slacking off!!! I've tried to keep them simple and affordable (with a few obvious exceptions!) and after 50 pounds I increased the amount of work expected to receive the rewa... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:48:02 EST No commentary needed from me for this picture! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:12:26 EST My goals for the next week: Weekly Update Blog #1 for BLC Major Goal of the Week: I will lose 2 pounds in the coming week. <BR> <BR> How I will do it: <BR> * I will be in bed by 11 at least 5 nights this week (1 hour after I get home from work) <BR> <BR> * I will do 30 minutes of cardio at least 4 times this week (walking, dancing, or jogging) <BR> <BR> * I will only weigh my self once between official weigh ins at the clinic (I get too caught up on the scale number) <BR> <BR> * I will spend 1 hour a day that is totally tech free (no compute... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 02:07:06 EST Owie but yay! Plus daily funny! This morning I decided that it was such a nice day that I should take my son on a walk with me. I loaded him up in his stroller and turned the gps tracker on on my phone and we took off. It was so nice just to feel the breezy and sunshine... I didn't even pay attention to how long or how far we had walked until we got home.... 3.13 miles in 1 hour!! Holy Wow! So did not feel like I had walked that far. The last time I had walked that far it took me 2 1/2 hours. <BR> <BR> My feet are killin... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:20:42 EST Ugh pictures... but something is working <img src=""> <BR> <BR> July 27th - First day of diet 265 pounds <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> September 12- Day 45, 250 pounds. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:05:08 EST ugh.... Ok tummy I've learned my lesson. I've been good at following my diet for 2 months now and the first time I splurged (treated my self to a 12 oz skinny spiced chai tea) and my stomach is now tying it's self in knots... will not be doing that again any time soon. It was very yummy but I am paying for it now. <em>39</em> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:20:29 EST My daily dose of funny <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pretty sure that's true but at least I'm doing out doing it so that's all that matters!! Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:24:35 EST Note to Self: <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear self; <BR> We both know this is true, so get the heck out of my way! <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> The Skinny Person Inside You! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:16:27 EST This is posted on my mirror as of last weigh in.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ^^^^ Pretty much how I feel this time around! I am in charge of my body, my body is not in charge of me! I am going to finish this time what I've started this time! 18 pounds gone in 4 weeks.... better than I have ever done in my life and I feel amazing. Finally doing something for me. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:12:59 EST