PITTSBURGHSUE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PITTSBURGHSUE PITTSBURGHSUE'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/ I hit 50 pounds lost!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=393201 Well, even though I'm still on the Prednisone (I'm tapering off though), I hit my 50 pounds lost mark a couple of weeks ago!! <BR> <BR> It's been weird. That first week on the meds, I lost 5.6 pounds, then I gained back 2.6 and this week lost 4.4. Very weird, but at least going in the right direction. <BR> <BR> It's been challenging though because the medicine makes me VERY hungry. I've had to switch to eating more frequent smaller meals, and for the most part have still been eating heal... Tue, 23 Jan 2007 20:14:18 EST Good news and a challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=357408 Well, the good news is that I hit a milestone of 45 pounds lost today! That felt great!! And...when I started losing weight I bought a favorite light jacket make of travel knit fabric. That was a 2X. Today, I wore my new jacket (same jacket), but in an XL!!! That definitely felt great! <BR> <BR> But...I've also been thrown a challenge. My doctor just put me on prednisone (a steroid) for a medical condition. Every time I've taken this drug in the past, my face has really puffed up and ... Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:38:55 EST Went workout clothes shopping tonight...mixed feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=337530 Well, I went shopping tonight and wanted to get some more workout clothes. I want to look and feel good when I go to the gym. <BR> <BR> I stopped at Dick's Sporting Goods first, and I'm mad at them. They didn't have a THING for Plus-sized women!!! Of course, they have TONS of gear for large MEN, but NOTHING for women! And...a couple of those sports gear makers think that XL = 12-14!! Come on...us bigger girls want to work out and look good too! <BR> <BR> So...I left with just a couple... Mon, 11 Dec 2006 21:53:45 EST Well, I did it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=335700 I REALLY did not want to go to the gym today. I had my second training session on the weight machines, and I SOOOOOO did not want to go. BUT, I told myself to "put on my big girl panties, and deal with it!". <BR> <BR> It took about 5 minuts of giving myself a prep talk, but I decided that I wanted to feel better, and be adult about it today. So, I put on my gym clothes and got my but there. <BR> <BR> Now, I DO feel a LOT better for going. I'm proud of myself today. :-) Sat, 9 Dec 2006 13:47:30 EST