PSCARPA16's SparkPeople Blog PSCARPA16's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Such a great Swim this morning!! I so love swimming at the YMCA in the mornings. But this morning was exceptional!! I sat on the side of the pool, put my flippers on ( they slipped right on as I have lost some weight), put my ear plug in, put my goggles on and I was off! I was able to swim five laps without takings a small rest!! I just love how my body feels so fluid in the pool. I swam 13 laps in twenty-five minutes. I had a great workout. I just love starting out my day in that pool!!! Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:59:29 EST 27 Inches in 3 Months I almost can't believe it's me in the mirror. I am really shrinking. I am actually doing what I have been wanting to do. Eat right, exercise and lose wight. who knew it could work? If you put them all together they actually do work for you. I got very serious in July and have lost almost 27 inches and 27 pounds of my already beautiful body it is shrinking and getting more Lucius as it shrinks! I am sleeping better and my eating habits have improved so much. I ate fresh fruits and veggies,but ... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:12:00 EST Lost 180 Pounds Overnight Well it was really like over the past six weeks. On Friday I finally ended it for real with my boyfriend Chuck who I had been with for over four years. He and I are going different ways with our lives and I don't like the path he has chosen. It has been very sad and difficult for me, but I can't be with someone who goes against my values and morals. My heart has been broken for the past 2 months, but I have been living through it and making the best of it. I have been making changes for myse... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:45:44 EST 10 Inches Gone!! It has been four weeks since I set my mind and got serious again!! I had my measurements taken and have been exercising everyday at least 30 minutes. I either walk or swim when a pool is available. I have been going to the farmer's market every week buying and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Using portion control has paid off!! 10 inches gone from my body!! Woot Woot!! The biggest difference is in in my abs 2.5 inches!! but hey I'll take the .50 inch in my neck!! I have had so much more ... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 15:26:20 EST Down 16 Pounds Back to original Spark weight Been really working my program. walking 4-5 times a week. 30-60 minutes. Added strength training!! have been staying with in calorie range. Getting more fruits and veggies in my diet. Making sure I have fiber and protein! Overall, I feel great! I have made some wonderful spark friends!! Weighed in today down to original start weight. My cloths are fitting so much better. I feel so much better! My Boyfriend actually said, " your face looks thinner". Woo Hoo!! yea it is nice that he notices, b... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 22:37:32 EST emotional eating this weeks strategy was to write about emotinal eating in your blog!!! I try not to emotional eat. I can eat weather I am happy, mad, sad, or glad!! Over the years with different classes I have learned to eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full!! It is just putting it all into action, that will make it happen. I have been very aware the past few weeks of what is going in my mouth!! I am currently not working and I do get bored, but I try to do other activities. I have really gotten my ho... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 16:45:35 EST Losing weight in 2008 It is almost the middle of January and I am still doing well!! logging in most every day, tracking food, exercise and reaching out!! These are the best days of my life. Sat, 12 Jan 2008 09:50:04 EST Last day of 2007 here it is the end of another year. I am a bit heavier than I started, but i have a steller attitude!! I am ready to get this fat off my body and get fit!! I will be leaner in 2008!! Good luck all. Happy New year!! Mon, 31 Dec 2007 23:39:27 EST Really getting serious now Just came back from the doctor's!! I am at an all time high of 274 pounds. Cant believe i wrote that, but that's who I am. Re-dedacated myself to log on food, exercise and drink that water!! No more eating with my brother!! Need to take care of myself!! Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:05:30 EST missed a few days Dancing and having a great time!!! <BR> Still here and doing well!! I wasn't on-line for a few days,But stuck with my positve outlook. saying NO when my brother was having snacks and such. Made a dip with plain yogurt to dip vegies!! Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:10:37 EST Starting with renewed positive attitude After a busy weekend with family commitments and the FOOD the goes with them I have resolved myself to start a fresh!! With the Buddy Challenge and other support from Spark I feel very positive and on track Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:06:47 EST I Need to STOP eating at night It has been about two week's since I first signed onto SPARK. I do great during the day, but the nights are still very hard. I haven't weighed myself yet!! A little scared!! Tue, 2 Oct 2007 10:20:27 EST