OSHELLYBEAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OSHELLYBEAN OSHELLYBEAN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 10 more lbs to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3676090 I am so happy that I am only 10lbs away from my goal...going back to school has thrown a wrench in my working out schedule, I have not worked out once since school started 5 weeks ago. <em>39</em> I really really don't have the time at all. <BR> I guess these last 10lbs will probably come off slowly, but as long as I keep eating well I will just have to stick it out until I have some more time to exercise. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:55:07 EST Changed my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3453580 Instead of losing 17lbs more to reach my goal of 140, my new goal is going to be 145, so I only have 12lbs left to lose!! Wooo! I am really excited--I know that someday I will get to 140 but I look at my body now at 157 and I kind of like how it looks, I need to tone up in a MAJOR way though and I know that will take off some inches and maybe a few pounds. I will be back in those sz. 4 jeans by my birthday in November--I just know it! Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:57:16 EST On my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3406949 Yesterday I slipped up a little and ate a brownie, I wanted to just have a tiny taste, I was going to take just the corner of the brownie but then something came over me and I ate the whole piece. Oops. Ha ha ha, I'll live though. <BR> I wasn't surprised when I stepped on the scale and I didn't lose anything. I'll be good today though. :) <BR> I can't believe I am only 20lbs away from my goal weight...this is amazing! I am going to get my car fixed this week and next week I am joining the gy... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:32:55 EST Yay, I can join a gym now!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3404240 Well my car is paid off and like I said before, I can't join a gym until my car is paid off!! Wahoo! Unfortunately, my car decided to nearly blow up and I need to pay $2500 to get it fixed. Oh well, I'll join next month--in the meantime I will continue with my Zumba. I lost 4lbs since I last logged in, I didn't do well for a few weeks and got off track but I am back on track towards my goal, I need to lose another 20lbs before I hit my goal of 140!! Yeesssssss! <BR> I am sticking with the Sou... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 13:15:51 EST Whaaaaa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3245908 I am soo bummed out! <BR> <BR> I don't want to join a gym until I pay off my car in a few months but I was told that I could buy passes at the gym to take the group fitness classes--well IT'S NOT TRUE! I called the only two gyms in my area and they don't allow you to buy classes so I am forced to go w/o Zumba until I pay off my car! Ahh, the months can't go by fast enough. I am glad I moved to my sweet and darling little New Hartford, but I am really missing out on the benefits of being clos... Wed, 19 May 2010 10:06:54 EST Almost there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3203893 I just woke up this morning and realized that I am almost half way to my goal weight! I am so excited, however I do have lots of toning up to do on the way to my goal...yikes! I was thinking about buying kettlebells, a friend of mine has a kettlebell workout video that I would like to try but neither of us have kettlebells. They are pretty expensive though, I guess until I save up some money for them I will just stick with my Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, she kicks my butt all the time!! I ... Fri, 7 May 2010 06:26:50 EST Grr, stuck. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3201054 I've been in phase 2 of South Beach for almost a week and I have not lost an ounce, in fact I've gained 1 full pound. I am bummed out, but I knew that I should not eat a lot of carbs at first but I did...this happened to me the last time I did South Beach, gradually I would eat more and more of the starchy carbs during phase 2 and I ruined my progress. <BR> My solution: 1) realize the issue--not losing and not following directions, and 2) follow the directions and MAKE IT WORK! <BR> Tonight... Thu, 6 May 2010 11:04:25 EST Oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3174060 I went to a bar last night with a friend and since I've been doing phase 1 for almost 2 weeks now I am really used to eating the phase 1 way and hardly think about it ever anymore. So the first thing I did (not thinking at this point) when I got up to the bar I ordered a beer, drank that, ordered another one, and drank that one too, when my 3rd beer showed up the conversation got to me, particularly about how I was looking thinner (YAY!!) but then it dawned on me that I shouldn't be drinking ... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:05:35 EST Woo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3165820 I am in a much better mood today, even though it's still rainy and gloomy outside I guess yesterday I was in a bad mood 'just because' and that's all! :) <BR> <BR> I just read an article on Yahoo about "Beauty Foods" there is a link to Self Magazine with a more complete article and there is a book too! I would like to have smoother skin, shinier hair and a brighter smile! Someone told me the other day that I had "shampoo commercial hair", I thought that was very nice of them to say so now I ... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 07:44:41 EST Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3161761 As of yesterday I have dropped 8lbs! <BR> I am thrilled but at the same time sick of the healthy choices, already! <BR> Maybe because the weather is gloomy I am feeling like this but I dropped in at a friends house yesterday and there was all kinds of desserts and appetizers--none of which were South Beach friendly and I instantly became jealous and really bummed out that I could not eat any of it--I think that is why I am feeling sick of this already. I know this isn't a great idea but I t... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:48:15 EST Feeling great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3143840 I have lost 6lbs so far and I am so happy! I don't feel differently in my clothing and I really don't notice too much difference except MAYBE my stomach is a little flatter? I can't really tell but it's nice to step on the scale and see it registering 6lbs less than before so I am still thrilled even if I can't really see/feel a change. <BR> <BR> I know this is getting ahead of myself but there was a pair of jeans on sale for $19.99 at American Eagle and I bought them in a smaller size so I... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 08:30:57 EST Wow, great weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3136655 I did so well on Phase 1 of South Beach this weekend I almost cannot believe it! I am really proud of myself, normally on the weekends where I am stuck inside b/c of the crappy weather I eat myself into oblivion but this weekend I didn't have one single slip up or even a CRAVING...although today I would kill for a slice of warm crusty french bread with some olive oil. Mmmm. But I won't be giving into that especially after my lunch success today...This morning I packed some great foods for me ... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 13:06:19 EST Gearing up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3121979 Tomorrow I "officially" start phase 1 of the South Beach diet, today and yesterday I limited the amount of carbs I usually eat to kind of ease my way into phase 1. Last night was a success, but this morning I ended up caving and eating a SMALL biscuit that someone in my office made. <BR> Today I really planned my day out though and I KNOW that's what keeps me on track. For lunch I have a grilled turkey burger--no roll, and I added red peppers and onions to it but I won't count those as a ser... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:23:22 EST Wedding on Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2173437 It's almost here, I feel like I am getting married...ha ha. I wish I could have lost more weight and toned up more but it's not like I am the one getting married so all attention should be on Carrie on Saturday and not me or the bridesmaids! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am feeling kind of good but very very restless...it's been so rainy and dark and humid out for the last 2 weeks and I just want to get outside and hike and run and walk and enjoy some summer weather but it looks like that will not be... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:32:19 EST It's Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2111440 I cheated this weekend (-1)...so I would like to say sorry to my body...sorry, but at least I worked out hard! (+1), it looks like I'm about even. :) <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting out of work today and working out, I am trying my new Jillian Michael's video and I am going on a 5.8 mile hike too! I can't freaking wait! I also have a FANTASTIC lunch, grilled veggies on a skewer (tomato, red and green pepper, onion and green and yellow squash) and some blackened chicken. I feel so s... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 08:19:08 EST Forgot to weigh in...oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2042326 So yesterday (Wednesday) was my chosen weigh in day but oops, I forgot to do it...and I didn't weigh in today to make up for my oversight! Darn it, I've been eating well so I am not really worried but I have not done my normal exercises (jogging/walking/hiking/videos, etc.) I have not had the time, instead I've been doing some heavy yard work and cleaning...according to Sparkpeople 3 hours of heavy cleaning burns 1071 calories (for me) which seems a bit high so I only said that I cleaned for ... Thu, 7 May 2009 13:11:19 EST yard work=exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2034440 I ate very well yesterday and although I did not go to the gym or use an exercise video I did fertilize 30,000 sq ft. of my lawn which required climbing up steep hills, lifting large bags of fertilzer and pushing a seeder/fertilizer that had two bum wheels, so I am going to count that as a light workout (ha ha, j/k) 10 minutes into it I was sweating like a pig. I did well though! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> It's Cinco de Mayo!! Normally I would have a margarita but since I've been eating so hea... Tue, 5 May 2009 07:51:59 EST Ehh, Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2031195 Boy do I feel unmotivated today, it's cold, wet and I don't feel good today. :( I took the whole weekend off from working out, I was so unusually busy doing things for other people I had NOOO time for myself, it looks like I'll be taking today off too. This whole week is going to be rainy and chilly so I guess I'll have to go to the gym instead of working out outside, bummer! <BR> <BR> I did not lose any weight this weekend...but at least I didn't gain anything either, I'll just keep on try... Mon, 4 May 2009 10:25:57 EST Down 2lbs this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2017171 Yay, weigh in day! I've met my goal for the week, I am down 2lbs and I have a good feeling about this time around. <BR> <BR> I have 18lbs. left to lose by July 18th I am going to start focusing more on strength training, I hate it but today I decided that I MUST do it to keep my body from looking older than I actually am. Lately I have been noticing that I really don't look as young as I should, I am 25 and I should look 25, not 45. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:26:36 EST Feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1992325 Yesterday morning I was so angry that I am the only one of my friends and family who seems to care about eating healthy, I am criticized for it too...I was angry/frustrated with my boyfriend b/c I felt like he was mocking me for making "gross sh*t" (his words, not mine) for lunch and dinner, my co-workers for referring to my lunch as "rabbit food". <BR> <BR> SO, I've decided that since the people I am around cannot give me support I will find it somewhere else...I am quitting my $10/month gy... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:06:43 EST Back in action! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1805858 I am back on S.P. and I plan on finishing what I started. <BR> <BR> I lost 15lbs over the summer and I have been able to keep all that off, but I still need to drop another 30. I plan on doing that by following the South Beach diet again and jumping back on the exercising wagon! :) wish me luck! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:25:17 EST Woo, feeling great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1572172 Although my weekend was anything but South Beach friendly, yesterday and today have been AWESOME! I am also getting my butt to the gym tonight! Go me! <BR> I have found a few new things to keep myself on track...Powerade Zero, it has 0 calories and 0 carbs, it taste alright but it really satisfies my need for something other than water or diet soda. :) Also, I've fallen in love with the low sodium V8 and sugar free mints/gum. <BR> <BR> Is it ok to have lentils on phase 1? Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:32:53 EST Dough-NOTs and Veggie-less http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1564312 So on Day 3 of re-starting South Beach I lost my mind and ate 1 full doughnut and a bite of a second one...then I re-gained concesness and threw out the rest of the second doughnut. Boohoo. I can't say that I have been doing all that great anyway this time around, I have not been eating my veggies, I made a huge pot of Turkey Chili which I have been eating for lunch all week, I loaded it up with two kinds of beans, large chunks of red and green peppers and zucchini but all together I would sa... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:54:22 EST It's been a long time.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1546864 My birthday is tomorrow and I didn't reach my goal of 160 by 11/04/08 I was close 3 weeks ago, but I fell off the wagon and didn't get back on. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Last week I said that I would re-start and the whole week went by without me even thinking about South Beach or the gym...so tonight I am going to the grocery store to pick up some South Beach Diet phase 1 foods and I am starting again tomorrow...I have a friend who really opened up my eyes yesterday and I MUST get my crap tog... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 15:00:02 EST Off and on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1416131 For the last week I have been off and on phase 1, this weekend I am going to go grocery shopping and get myself really prepared for next week so I can have a full "ON" week. <BR> <BR> My goal for Oct. 18th is to get down to 155, that's 17lbs I need to lose in 2 months. I think I can do it, I've lost 12 in 1 month before I just need to get my self together, stick to South Beach AND stick to my exercise schedule. It's always one or the other with me and I need to focus on doing both together! ... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:48:47 EST First day not so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1403052 So today was my first official day back on S.B phase 1 and I blew it, haha. Oh well, my breakfast was some apple dapple cake (never heard of it, but it was soo good) lunch (was near perfection), I had 1 can of chicken mixed with a tbsp of ff mayo BUT I added some sweet pickle relish to it (totally forgot about s.b.) and I had a giant salad with ff ranch dressing...and then I got forced into a corner and was made to eat a slice of pizza (it makes me feel better when I try to pass blame onto so... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:54:35 EST Bleh!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1398263 Oh boy have I fallen hard! I really need to get back on track, over the last week and a half I have been very bad. I am sure I have gained back some of the weight I lost but I don't even want to know how much so I am not going to weigh myself for a few weeks. I am starting Phase 1 of South Beach again and I will move forward from here. My body feels so terrible, I have been eating tons of sugary things and lots of crud that's high in fat!!! I need to get back on the wagon and kick off my jour... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 08:18:52 EST I can record this weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1371565 Over the last few days my weight has been fluctuating a lot but all week the scale has read 172.6 so I can safely say that I really am down to 172.6. My goal for the end of next week is to be at or under 170. My weight (when I was on track) has been coming off pretty consistently at about 2lbs a week so I am sure that I can get there. Lots of water and exercise needed! <BR> <BR> I am on vacation next week from work, I don't have any plans which is good b/c I will be able to get some things a... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:10:56 EST This weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1366711 I did very bad this weekend, I drank too too much, I also ate too much. Yesterday I started phase 1 again so I will follow it all week this week and try to get back to normal. I have been having really bad cravings and I feel so tired and run down. I also have not been exercising consistently enough to get that energized feeling again. Yesterday I worked from 7am-8pm, I got in all my veggies (plus 1.5 cups extra) I drank all my water, took a vitamin but I didn't workout so today I am focusing... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:55:01 EST Oh man, I have to get it together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1356096 I have been saying all week that I am going to get back into a routine again...I have not worked out since Saturday and I can feel that my energy level is low. <BR> <BR> My eating has been fine, I even had a loss at the beginning of the week...I did have 2 bud lights last night though and I feel like I shouldn't have had them but I can't do anything about it now. I am not really prepared for lunch today, so I guess I'll have to eat the frozen crap I have in the freezer, last I checked it wa... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 09:46:50 EST Down 3.2lbs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1350989 Not sure if that's right, but I will check again tomorrow morning. I didn't want to get on the scale this morning b/c I felt like I ate too much yesterday...most of what I ate was after work (and I did not log it) but I was within my calorie range but I felt so full, too full and I was worried that it would affect my weigh-in today. Strange that I would be down 3.2lbs. <BR> <BR> I am really happy if it's a real reading, I hope I get that same number (or lower) tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> T... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:35:53 EST So I've cheated a little. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1348773 Well I can see the affects of cheats now. I had a craving for a york peppermint patty this morning, b/c I cheated this weekend and since then I have been craving sweets...I also have not been feeling well, tummy ache, and a headache and it's b/c I am eating real sugar, and lots of it! For the rest of today, until maybe Thursday I am going to follow Phase 1 again. I am a little bummed out about cheating but I am surprised that the scale has stayed the same throughout my cheating weekend. I was... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:44:34 EST Examples of complex carbs (the good ones) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1348391 Some examples of healthy foods containing complex carbohydrates are: <BR> Spinach <BR> Whole Barley <BR> Grapefruit <BR> Turnip Greens <BR> Buckwheat <BR> Apples <BR> Lettuce <BR> Buckwheat bread <BR> Prunes <BR> Water Cress <BR> Oat bran bread <BR> Apricots, Dried <BR> Zucchini <BR> Oatmeal <BR> Pears <BR> Asparagus <BR> Oat bran cereal <BR> Plums <BR> Artichokes <BR> Museli <BR> Strawberries <BR> Okra <BR> Wild rice <BR> Oranges <BR> Cabbage <BR> Brown rice... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:43:08 EST I've been thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1340930 I have always had larger hips and legs and my upper half is scrawny, I don't care that I am so tiny up top but what really bothers me is that my calves and legs are soo huge. I know I can't do anything about the size of my hips, they are wide and I've accepted that, but I don't know what to do about my legs. I was told by a personal trainer to avoid riding a bicycle, running and hiking b/c it will make my legs bulky but what the hell do I do to lose weight if I'm not doing cardio? I want my l... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:30:49 EST I've been losing, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1335330 I am still losing weight but I feel like the last few days (Sat-Monday) I have been off track. I have introduced some new grains (good) but I have also indulged in some real chocolate (4 mini hershey bars yesterday). I have been doing a bunch of cardio but no weight training for the last 2 weeks or so and I really need to get back into the weight training...I need to use the 30 Day Shred again but for some reason I feel too lazy to use my weights but I'm not too lazy to go outside and run for... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:55:14 EST 1.4lb loss this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1326560 On Monday I weighed myself and I was down .6 from the week before and I weighed myself today and I am down another .8 for a grand total of 1.4lb lost this week! Yay me! <BR> <BR> I ended up starting Phase 1.5 last night instead of today, I had (half) of a whole grain wrap with turkey and lots of lettuce, onions and pickles...it was fantastic! I was worried what I would see on the scale when I woke up this morning but I was surprised to see I was down. I have the other half of my wrap today ... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:32:16 EST Starting phase 1.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1324302 I decided that I have done Phase 1 for long enough and tonight I am going grocery shopping for a few Phase 2 foods, blueberries, whole wheat pitas and I would like to get some yogurt but most yogurts that I have looked at have tons of sugar in them, so I guess I'll be spending a good amount of time in the dairy section checking out the whole selection. I used to eat the Dannon Light and Fit, I should check that stuff out and see what the Nut. facts are, I think that stuff is made with sugar s... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:49:29 EST I feel good, except for my knee. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1319421 Yup, my knee is bothering me! I didn't wear my knee brace last night when I went jogging on the hiking trails...and now I'm paying for it. I probably won't be able to jog tonight b/c of it, but I will do my 30 Day Shred (substituting the jumping jacks with something more knee friendly) and I guess I'll do some Pilates for some extra activity. <BR> <BR> Although I binged on Saturday I managed to get myself back in gear and I even lost .4lbs, not too bad! <BR> <BR> I am supposed to be going... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:35:37 EST I have no excuse... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1316848 I ate bad foods and too many of them. I ate almost an entire 13x9 baking dish of rice crispy treats on Saturday, they tasted amazing. That was my second slip up in my whole 2 weeks of Phase 1, my first one was trivial compared to my rice crispy treat disaster. I don't feel guilty (which is odd) but I am going to do one more week on Phase 1 just because I have been craving sugary and starchy foods since Saturday. Crud. <BR> <BR> After I ate the rice crispy treats it sent me into a tailspin an... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:40:22 EST No more cravings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1310362 I am really happy that my cravings have gone away, the only thing I am worried about though is moving into Phase 2. I do not know how to reintroduce the foods that I have been avoiding. Yikes! <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:27:43 EST Pretty hungry today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1305710 I didn't prepare myself very well today, I don't have a lot of snacks to eat and the only veggie I have so far today is broccoli. At work in the fridge I have...my chicken and broccoli, string cheese, coke zero and a few slices of turkey lunch meat. In the conference room there is about 4 dozen doughnuts (they are usually my fav. late-night snack), I would love to have one but I think it's just psychological b/c I don't want to eat one, my stomach doesn't want one...does that make sense? Ther... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 13:00:41 EST Down 3lbs!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1303299 I have lost 3lbs. since Tuesday following the South Beach diet! I am amazed and I cannot believe that just by changing a few things in my regular diet that I was able to drop so much weight in so little time. I eat more now than I have in a loong time. My calories had been low at the beginning, Friday I ate more than 611 calories but I just cannot remember what I had for dinner and I had more snacks than I logged in but this weekend I did well and today I am doing well. I read in the book tha... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:44:07 EST A real challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1297117 I forgot my lunch today, it's sitting on the counter at home and I am sure my cat will find it and rip it apart any minute now...I'll be cleaning up kitty puke when I get home this afternoon. <BR> <BR> So now I have to order lunch, I have snacks and I have some egg beaters that I can put in the microwave so I am all set with that. I guess that I will order a salad with some grilled chicken breast on it. I wonder if Caesar dressing is permitted on S.B. probably not, blah...O&V for me!! <BR... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 07:53:12 EST Why today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1295714 With my second day on the S.B. diet on it's way I came crashing into an ooey, gooey road block...blueberry cake! Nooooo! The woman I work with brought in cup cakes AND a blueberry cake today, I was talking (in my crazed I-want-junkfood-but-i-cant-b/c-I-just-star<BR>ted-the-s.b.-diet fog) about how I would kill for some Oreos or cake yesterday, not knowing that the woman I was complaining to would bring that kind of stuff in to work today...have I set myself up or is she testing me? I think th... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:15:11 EST my first official day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1293191 Today is my first official day on the South Beach diet, I was doing well until I finished lunch and had a massive craving for oreos. It' been 15 minutes since my craving started, so I drank some water and got out of my office and walked to the mailbox, I came back in and socialized for awhile and I still want oreos. The only thing holding me back from eating oreos is that I don't have any and I am at work so I cannot go out and get some, it's a blessing in disguise but I am really losing my p... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:18:29 EST New beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1287950 At the advice of a close friend (and who has has success) I am going to follow the meal plans for the South Beach diet. I am really excited to give it a try. <BR> <BR> My weekend started off dull and ended a little bit brighter...my boyfriend has been working so much lately that we have not seen* each other since Memorial Day weekend, and I was really bummed out b/c I had made plans to hang out with him Saturday night...well he ended up going to a stag that he forgot about, I was upset but ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:07:31 EST Woohoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1282157 I feel pretty good today, Wednesday I had an awesome workout...I did 55 minutes of tae bao, took a 45 minute hike and went to the gym for 30 minutes to use some weights!! Yesterday I didn't do much and I really felt guilty for it, I just didn't feel like working out but I ended up taking a 45 minute walk at least it was something. <BR> <BR> Surprisingly though I feel good today for not working out yesterday. I did not weigh myself but I know that I did not lose weight this week, it wasn't t... Fri, 20 Jun 2008 08:02:53 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1272907 Ever since I didn't meet my goal for Memorial Day I have been off-track. I really need to get it together b/c I have made other goals for myself and I need to reach those. I really need more support though, some of my friends and family have lost weight recently and it was so easy for them...they did not make losing weight their "whole life"...for me losing weight is on my mind 24/7. I cannot focus on anything other than losing weight...and b/c I am always thinking about losing weight I shoul... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:27:55 EST So to recap this week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1268271 My week was a little fricked up...I did well with following a healthy diet, and I did just ok with exercise (although I did get back to the gym--bad weather made me do it)...but everything else was just weird, and frigged up. Everyone I know was fighting, I was sick, I got lost (a few times), I got yelled at, I was canceled on, I banged my knee and have a massive bruise, I got drunk and I am currently hung over, I got a brand new sewing machine from my grandma for free (awesome but unexpected... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:50:47 EST Great workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1261614 I had a really great workout yesterday, I wont' be able to get in a good one today but at least I can do 30 minutes or so. I wish more days were like yesterday, than I would be at my goal in no time. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:38:01 EST