NULYFENUME's SparkPeople Blog NULYFENUME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community In Desperate Need of Motivation & Tips <em>39</em> <BR> Greetings to my supportive SP Family & Friends. <BR> First of all, let me apologize for taking so long to update you on what's been going on (and not to make excuses, but it's just been one thing after the other; or so it seems). <BR> So where do I begin without turning this n2 my lifes story? Okay, I got it. <BR> Last year around this time; I started having pains throughout the lower lumbar section of my back. After months of doctor visits; we were finally able to find o... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:40:32 EST One day at a time ...... Hi to all of my SP family and friends. I realize it's been awhile since I've been online; my laptop has crashed yet again and the internet on my phone is a bit iffy. <BR> <BR> In the recent months, I haven't been as diligent as I like; however, I have managed to adopt the organic lifestyle ..... talk about expensive!! But to be honest, I feel alot better in terms of motivation. My health started to decline. I recently found out that I have HBP; something I thought would never happen to me. ... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:05:54 EST BRUISED BUT NOT BROKEN (VENTING) Lately, I've been going through alot in my personal life; and I'm not sure about any of you, but when I have relationship problems .... it can drain me mentally as well as emotionally. It tends to take away from everything else and I lose sight of what's really important. I become consumed with doing whatever I can to keep things together (even if it means accepting the blame when it isn't my fault); yet, I'm slowly slipping into a silent depression. I start second guessing myself worth and a... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 05:13:53 EST Not getting hung up on the numbers ..... Ok, so today is Aug. 23rd and I did a weigh in this morning simply because I know that I cheated on Sunday big time and wanted to see what the numbers were looking like. <BR> <BR> So I get on the scale and I'm still at 257.4, but I'm not even upset because I seem to be loosing inches. I never took the time to measure myself; which I probably should've done, but sometimes, that's just the way it is. I will however be sure to get a measuring tape today. <BR> <BR> But all isn't lost. I may n... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:00:03 EST Headaches and Dizziness ..... Good Morning SPF, <BR> <BR> I am a 40 year old woman who maybe overweight, but by Gods' grace; I don't have any of the major health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc .... <BR> However, for the past day or so, I've woken up feeling dizzy (before even sitting up) and with a headache. I'm wondering what this is all about. It's not a bad headache, but still one nonetheless. Could it be my new lifestyle change? Here's what I had to eat yesterday: <BR> <BR> Brea... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:22:26 EST BETTER DAYS AHEAD!! Today is Tuesday August 17th and I've been on this NuLyfestyle change for about 3 weeks now. Everyday hasn't exactly been a walk in the park, but I know that there are "BETTER DAYS AHEAD!" <BR> <BR> In the beginning, I was doing really well, but a couple of days ago .... Sunday to be exact; I slipped up, but hey it's okay. After church, I ended up going to a Mexican Restaurant (my favorite)after running errands. OMG, I had a Chicken & Shrimp Fajita with beans, rice, guacamole, tortillas, sou... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:39:58 EST Weigh In Ok, today is friday 8/13/10 .... Last week Thursday I weighed in and was amazed to see that I lost 6.6 lbs. I weighed in this morning and due to our female issues ..... I'm a bit bloated; so the scale is inaccurate .... at least I hope so. <BR> <BR> I've been eating pretty healthy and incorporating new products into my diet such as brown rice, flaxseed oil, protein shakes, barley, rye and wheat oatmeal, greek yogurts and nuts just to name a few. So I think I'm on the right track. I even try... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:16:45 EST Pantry Overhaul <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So we all know that eating healthy can be a little exhausting to the pocketbook. However, this is very necessary if you're serious about making a change. <BR> <BR> I've been reading a book by "Prevention Magazine called The Flat Belly Diet" and it's great. It gives you an overall breakdown of how to make the change gradually. It tells you what's vital to your new lifestyle change and the things we should really t... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:35:07 EST Not as bad as it could've been .... Today wasn’t too bad. <BR> <BR> I attempted to read my Flat Belly Diet Book by Prevention, but never got past a few pages; but I know it’s good. And I didn’t even do any walking at all either. I just pretty much relaxed all day and enjoyed the cool weather on my deck. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> <BR> 2 Eggs <BR> <BR> Corn Tortilla <BR> <BR> Salsa <BR> <BR> Cheese <BR> <BR> Spinach <BR> <BR> Coffee w/cream <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> <BR> Mixed Green Salad <BR> <BR> Avocado <BR> <BR> Chee... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 23:18:05 EST Weight Loss Update WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE <BR> HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY!!!! I just did my first weigh in and I’m so pleased with the results. In the beginning, I wasn’t consistent at all. I’d binge on food and then feel guilty later feeling as though there’s no way to turn it around, but I watched a video by a woman named Cindy (from Exercise TV on YouTube) who said …. “Don’t feel guilty; just get back up and start over! Let me tell you what I’ve done so far. <BR> <BR> First of all; I’ve started drinking water. Now I ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 22:37:04 EST EMOTIONAL EATER OR EATING OUT OF BOREDOM <img src="">WELL, I'VE FINALLY MADE THE DECISION TO GET MY HEALTH BACK ON TRACK. THANKFULLY, I DON'T SUFFER FROM ANY OF THE MAJOR ILLNESSES FOUND IN AMERICAN INDIANS OR AFRICAN AMERICANS; HOWEVER, SOMEDAYS I FEEL SO OUT OF WHACK! <BR> TAKE TODAY FOR INSTANCE .... I WOKE UP READY FOR THE CHALLENGE. I HAD A NICE HEALTHY BREAKFAST THAT CONSISTED OF PLAIN YOGURT W/HONEY GINGER TEA ADDED TO IT, 2 BOILED EGG WHITE AND 2 PCS. TURKEY BACON. <BR... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:13:45 EST