PAYLAY1's SparkPeople Blog PAYLAY1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy New Years A new start to get Goals met I love to start a new goals in the New Year. A exercise program that includes stretching to my walking routine , change my diet to less volume. I eat pretty health but too much and no eating after 8 pm. I also want to reduce my sugar intake. SOUNDS LIKE A LOT YIKES. Slowing but steady I will work at this. Keep working the SPARKPEOPLE Program YAAAA! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:03:50 EST Why is it easier not to try? Why is it easier not to try? Because I don't have to think or be responsible. But with trying I feel better, look better and enjoy more. I must continually remind myself this. <em>198</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:40:01 EST Starting A Program I have started programs before and lost this 10 pounds and gained it back at least 3 to 4 times. That means I have lost 30 to 40 pounds. I have done this before I can do it again. I just have to break the habit of emotional eating and comfort food. I will work the sparks program. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:12:48 EST Food Coma Once again I reach a success, 154 pounds and I have to even it out with a failure. I was down 7 pounds with 12 to go to reach my goal. My Boys bought ice cream before they left for college. The ice cream was gone but the fudge sauce was alone in the refrigerator. The other day I had 2 T and I controlled myself. But not last night I had a glass of wine. Then I tried to just eat 2 T but I finished off the hole jar.....what happen to stopping and writing how I was feeling? Didn't even think of ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:37:26 EST Why do I Sabotage myself? Why do I sabotage myself? Yesterday I weighted 155. I was thrilled even excited to weigh that morning. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Six pounds is a lot when you are 59. As the decades pass it takes more work to get weight off. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Our identical twin boys are leaving for college in 4 days. Last nite the boys stayed home a rarity for them. i made eggplant parm had a glass of wine, we played fun games. (on an ipod it is called Ellen Degenerous.) Then right befor... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:53:54 EST Day 28 mostly sticking with the program I love SPARKPEOPLE tracking it makes it SO easy to see if I am reaching goals. My goal in 30 days was to loose 5 pounds this morning I have lost 4.1 pounds. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have today (which I have been very good) and tomorrow to lose 0.9 pounds. I think I can do this! I must keep my head on right. <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 19:31:28 EST It is working! I have made a huge change in eating and logging my food. In 3 week I have lost 4.2 pounds. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> It doesn't seem like much or fast enough but I have to celebrate. I have been exercising an average of 45 minutes 6 x a week. The problem is I have to go back to work and I will have to make more of a concerted effort now. 13 more pounds to lose sounds do able. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> . <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:01:18 EST A good lesson I learned about Desserts! We had a couple over for dinner last night. I didn't plan a dessert for a just reason, my inability to say no to dessert. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Well they brought a small dessert. I ate the right amount for dinner but of course I couldn't say no to dessert. I had my share of the dessert, luckily my kids were there so we each had a small portion, (about only 1/2 of what I would normally serve myself). It was a good lesson I can eat dessert but in a very small amount. The s... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:15:59 EST Practice Practice... This is a New Behavior I took yesterday off from working out due to a sore swollen knee. The whole family went to a party ... it was a barbecue,....ribs and all the fixings no healthy food choices. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I ate a reasonable amount. The challenge was I had been off sugar for 14 days and I fell and ate again a reasonable amount of dessert but I am disappointed in myself. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> The good part I knew what I was getting into so I had eaten light that day. I still went over my c... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:54:11 EST Hooked on the scale I work out hard which makes me hungry. I ate 400 calories over my projected calories but healthy choices. I ate a granola bar, walnuts and cranrasins. I worked out doing 40 minutes of sparkpeople videos and then a 2 hour hike. I burned 1,200 calories the next day my weight is 1/2 pound up. Yikes! What is a girl to do? I know what I am to do..... only weigh once a week, dig out a favorite pair of tight jeans and use them as a goal, and take my measurements. But I have a love hate relationship... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:14:55 EST Wrong food choice but no guilt a first! Went to movie with my identical twin boys who leave for college in a month. We sat on couches and ate french fries, I skipped the burger they had. Instead I had a glass of wine. The best part is I stopped before I food abused. It was good and I don't feel guilty because I had worked out 90 mins that day. The scale did not move from the day before. This is a first i didn't feel guilty and also got right back on the pony or the program. This time it is real, I've got my head on right. <BR> <B... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:42:30 EST Day 10... ME taking control I feel empowered because I am in control of my food, it does not control me. Just by saying this I am afraid I will jinix myself. So does that make me out of control because I don't trust myself? LOL <em>211</em> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:03:59 EST Great hike yesterday I went on a great 7 mile hike yesterday, with elevation gains and great views. I ate sensible and lost this week a total of 1.5 pounds. I feel great and need to keep the momentum up. I did a 20 minute video with sparkpeople today and will do another one later. I really likes all the videos I have done. I just wish they had a 45 or 60 minute all body video. I have been mixing and matching them but I don't have it down with my favorites yet. I am excited to have all my work pay off. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:53:09 EST Still off sugar It does seem to be easier the longer I go. I still am eating yogurt that has been sweetened and granola bars. Using cinnamon has helped to make my oatmeal taste sweeter. One day I may trying to even go without those sweet treats. I did go to a party which I was worried about. I over ate a little but left before cake was severed, which made it easier. Good that I had worked out 80 minutes that day. <em>386</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:44:35 EST 4 days no sugar amazing I am really cleaning up my diet. It is so exciting. I haven't had sugar in 4 days. Which I have not even attempted to do in over 10 years. But to be truthful I've eaten two things yogurt and nature valley granola bars that has sugar in them. If I was a purest I am sure this wouldn't count. But I am not, so I am thrilled. I am looking forward to keeping it up. I haven't been tested at a party yet. Oh ya does wine count? Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:16:16 EST A day without sugar Yesterday was the first day that I can remember that I made an effort not to ear sugar and I won. It is 4:00 pm and so far so good. A day without sugar is a day is a day with sunshine. People say if you just go without sugar for 5 days you won't have craving anymore. I can't wait to find out. I do want to be able eat sweets once in a while but my problem is my lack of control. I dream of the day when sweet are no longer the enemy. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:17:27 EST A day without sugar Yesterday is the first day I can remember going without sugar by choice. People say that after 5 days the cravings go away. I can only hope so, I dream of that day. A day without sugar is a day with sunshine. I hope that I will be able to eat sweets again but at this point I have no self control. One tastes great but until they are all gone I am not satisfied whatever it is. This makes no sense because I end up feeling sick and then guilty. Such a vicious cycle. Fri, 9 Aug 2013 19:22:06 EST This time is real. I am tired of not following through with my eating habits. I lose 10 pounds and then gain it back. Two days ago it was my birthday 59 and I now weigh 160 @ 50 I weight 150. This weight needs to come to help my joints and so I can do the things i love, hiking, backpacking, biking, walking and generally being active. My addition to sugar and binge eating is so not where I want to be. This is real I am doing it! <BR> Thu, 8 Aug 2013 18:53:24 EST Back on Track I have been doing ok not gaining but not really loosing . Just floating up and down 3 pounds. I slacked off keeping a food log. So now I am back into making the effort to log my meals. It is so much better and keeps me on task. It is easy to get lazy but that help me get to my goal. I feel empowered when I work the program. I must remind myself that I have the power and I MUST CHOOSE TO USE. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:08:29 EST It has been a bad two days It has been a bad two days I have been so bad, or off my program I should say. I bought Dave's killer bread ate two pieces with peanut butter for a snack that started it off. I was on to a small plate of nachos for lunch. I make them for my identical twin teenage boys and nachos can suck me in, if I let them which I did. I saw 145 again for two mornings wednesday and Thursday, I felt so good. I must of really scared myself I ate for the next two days. I was 151.1 this am. Luckily I took ... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:00:21 EST What really got me to lose weight? I had a good friend pass away this summer. It was shocking but mostly a tragedy. She had lived out of the country in far away places for over 20 years. We would connect at least once a year or twice if we were lucky. My husband and I visit her and her husband in Jakarta and Bali. Where I got pregnant at 40 with identical twin boys, that's another story in itself. We missed them when they were in Africa the boys were toddlers. We visited them in Trinidad and Tobago when the boys were 12. Rose ... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 17:13:13 EST Feeling positive I think this life style of SPARKPEOPLE is not easy, it take time and commitment but is is getting easier. It is becoming fun and rewarding. Even with set backs when in days past I would just quit, now getting back on the path feels good. As strange as that sounds I think I feel so much better with just a 6 pound weight loss. I should not say just it took 33 days to get 6 pounds off for more than a week. In other words I think my brain has made a switch. I am afraid to say it out loud worst ye... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:58:58 EST I need new behavior at Parties I had been good all week, worked out 4 times but will try to fit 1 more workout over the weekend. Then I went to a party last night. I ate too much of everything, drank wine but the best were the gluten free brownies I thought they must be healthy. I ate two! I hadn't eaten sweets in over 14 days which is a record for me. I woke up at 3:00 am with a stomach ache and gas ugh and I could go back to sleep. I feel so much better when I eat right and less. I think the wine only encourages me to e... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 21:17:09 EST Rate your commitment to weight loss I read this great article Rate your commitment to weight loss from. I rate myself between very and passionately commitmented to weight loss. I have been doing well since school started. I have been at the low end of my calories but have missed a workout. Hopefully I can make that up, if I drag my ass out of bed to workout at 6:00am. If I do maybe I would be fully passionately commited at least for Friday. Keep up the good work if you fall off jump right back in. <BR> Love to hear from you, ... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:14:37 EST How good it is to Work Out I feel so better after a work out. My instructor gave me a great compliment today she said, "I can tell Naomi you are working hard". Usually when I get a compliment I have a tendency to discount the complement. This time I thought and said to myself that feels good to hear because I am working out hard and it is nice someone else notices. I rode my bike 2 miles to barre 3 worked out for an hour there. An hour later I went on a 4 mile hike with my husband and 2 friends. I am tired but it feel... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 20:33:56 EST I Had a setback I had a et back. I had been doing great, lost 3 pounds, 157. But I fell off the wagon or the dragon took over last night. I am up a 1/2 pound now. At least my pig out wasn't as bad as the past. I bought these high protein low fat banana muffins with dark chocolate chips for my teenage twin boys. (Ya but they aren't low fat when you eat 4.) Well, they didn't like them but I did. I ate 4 over the day and 2 of those were late night, in my bed and watching TV. I broke all the goals. I swear it is... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 18:13:08 EST