NLONGENECKER's SparkPeople Blog NLONGENECKER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I Finally Got Myself Out of Bed...And Survived! For months, maybe like 12 :-) I have been in this no win cycle of knowing deep down inside that early morning exercise is best for me, but then sabotaging myself into believing that I am just too tired and CAN'T get out of bed, "I'll sleep in this morning and I'll workout tonight when I get home." Then I get home and there's really not much left of me for working out and there's tons of other things that need done. Not kidding, this has been the story of my life everyday for far too long. I ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:32:51 EST I Am Going To Be A Runner So yesterday I posted on one of the message boards about this. I want to be a runner. But I let myself get in my own way. I have been getting Runner's Magazine for about two years. I think I signed up for a free subscription at a store when I purchased something. I have never been in shape and never been a runner, so I'm not sure what I was thinking signing up for that magazine. But I always read through it thinking I would like to be able to do that. But it's always been just a dream. Not an... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 08:50:04 EST I Feel Like I Need a Major Detox! Went camping over the weekend with my hubby. We had a great/relaxing time. But I ate so much crap!! He packed the food (and everything else) for the trip cuz I was working right up to us leaving. Anyways he bought 2 things of Pringles, Dorritos, oreos, marshmallows, hot chocolate. I grazed on junk the whole time and last night when we got home I felt awful-physically and mentally. My gut hurt and I felt bloated and I could tell I was retaining water and mentally I was beating myself up for be... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:43:35 EST I Did It...And Didn't Feel Deprived! One reason I have such a hard time sticking to a good health plan is because I have felt deprived in other areas of my life, I don't want to be deprived of the food I want to eat or the time I want to spend doing other things instead of exercising. I have just recently came to this realization and am trying to work my way through it. But yesterday I ate 1,392 calories and didn't feel deprived! I normally always go over 1,500. I usually do well most of the day and then by the end I stop caring... Thu, 31 May 2012 08:15:04 EST Eating Junk and Not Realizing Until It's Too Late!! So yesterday I did so well. I ended the day with a big salad with tuna for dinner, that put me right at the low end of my calorie range and if I wanted a snack I could go to the higher end. It was a nice evening so we had a fire in the backyard and the neighbors saw so they came over. They brought stuff for S'mores. I never thought once about not eating them or even just having one. I just didn't think...period! It wasn't until I was getting ready for bed that I realized what I had done. I ha... Wed, 30 May 2012 09:02:38 EST Starting Over For the Last Time! I am so sick of starting over! I would like to get it right once and for all. I do good for a couple weeks, then go back to my old ways. And I feel like I start over every week. The weekends are killer! I am great at maintaining, just not losing. I wish I could afford a Personal Trainer to kick my butt into gear. But I need to realize that this has to be me, no one else can do it for me. So here are my reasons for sticking to my goals and losing weight: <BR> <BR> I hate the thought of things... Tue, 29 May 2012 15:28:40 EST