RAYLIENET's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAYLIENET RAYLIENET'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/ day 111 - you are braver than you believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237815 You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin <BR> <BR> Well today I started exercising again. I know I was suppose to wait 6 weeks, and it's only been a little over 3, but I've been ansty and restless. So I started out tonight with just a good paced walk on the tredmille, but boy did it feel good. Up tomorrow for another walk! :) Mon, 4 Feb 2013 21:12:32 EST day 99- stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220795 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2084357122.jpg"> <BR> My poor Huddy baby waiting for me to return home. <BR> <BR> Well tonight I got super hungry, so I had a bedtime snack. I love to take granola bars and put peanut butter on top. So yummy, and satisfying. I really feel like I am eating amazing this last week, its been a little over a week since I've broken my nose, and I'm already down 3 lbs. Hmmm, who knew this could be a good thing. Only 5 more weeks till I can exercis... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:48:52 EST day 98 - there's a difference between interest and commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219203 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l713737282.jpg"> <BR> fall photo shoot <BR> <BR> <BR> There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. - Unknown <BR> <BR> <BR> So to clear things up, with my broken nose I am allowed no physical activity, including walking. After 6 weeks (or however long afterwards it takes for... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:59:17 EST day 97- an update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217596 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l556778570.jpg"> <BR> Family pictures taken back before Christmas, not liking how the jacket is pulling <BR> <BR> Well I haven't blogged in a bit, but since my last blog I have had some unfortunate events. I broke my nose, ironically, while playing intramural basketball for more exercise lol. So now I am sidelined for at least 6 weeks, well shoot. But this could be a good thing. A good thing how? Well now that I am not exercising I have had ... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:23:15 EST day 86- much better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201005 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281103272.jpg"> <BR> this was taken back at my grade 12 prom in June. <BR> <BR> So today was a much better day. I started it out with a 5 km walk on the treadmill, and I ate well all day. I am starting to really get sick of dining hall food though, missing my mommy's homecooked meals :( <BR> <BR> These last few days I have been sooo tired, but I am resisting naps in the afternoons, because I am trying to not disrupt my sleeping pattern if... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:51:58 EST day 85- back at er http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199413 Well after my binge eating last night of chocolate chip cookies I am trying to get back on track, I'm allowing the pounds to creep back up, and I don't like it one bit. I just feel so hungry all the time this week, all I feel like doing is eating. To deal I bought healthy snacks for my dorm room, like cheese, rice crackers, hummus etc, and the cookies are all gone since I binged on them last night, so I don't need to worry about them anymore. I'm also drinking lots of water and tea, but I sti... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 20:22:08 EST day 43- :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149918 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l96388191.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Reason to lose weight: to show the people who bullied me what I am capable of. <BR> <BR> Well this morning started out bad, but it did get better. Roommate problems, never again will I do the rooming with someone I've never met before. It's just been an awful experience for me. <BR> <BR> I can't believe some of the differences I am starting to notice in my fitness level. My old jogging speed is now my walking spe... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:01:26 EST day 37- if you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywheres. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142898 love this quote <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1654375446.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Love that quote in my blog name. <BR> <BR> Reason of today: One day I would love to be able to run marathons, mud runs, disney runs, movember runs, marathons, maybe even more than that eventually. <BR> <BR> Today was just a tireding day. My aunt had surgery yesterday, and so I went to visit her this afternoon after my midterm. I'm just ready to crawl into bed and hit the hay. Goo... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:13:37 EST day 35- as long as man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. - Ralph Waldo Emers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141978 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817120318.jpg"> <BR> 2009, at Disney. Starting to put back on all the weight I had lost there. <BR> <BR> Reason of the day: Next year at Halloween, I want to be able to wear a "sexy" costume. <BR> <BR> Today has not been a good day, eating wise, everything wise. Stressful part of the year, only 2 weeks of classes left for this semester, crunch time is on. I have a Soc midterm tomorrow, so have to be short tonight, so I can head to bed. Hop... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:21:04 EST day 34- stumbling is not falling - portugese proverb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140835 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1643889687.jpg"> <BR> this was taken 2 years ago, after I had lost 20 lbs. <BR> <BR> Reason to get healthy today: to be able to go shopping and buy whatever I want. I am after all, a shopoholic going to waste. <BR> <BR> Woke up this morning nervous after a weekend home, but I was actually down about half a pound! I actually do really well when I'm home, much better than here at school actually. <BR> <BR> These next two weeks are crazy, ... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:11:11 EST day 30- it's not who you think you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not - Unkno http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136787 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1734034450.jpg"> <BR> My baby girl. <BR> <BR> So each day I'm going to post a new reason to why I'm working towards losing weight. Today's is the most important one, and that's of course to be healthier. I want to live a long, and good life. <BR> <BR> I feel like I am having a sleep problem lately. I get like 8-9 hours of sleep almost every night, and yet I still have to take a nap every afternoon, or I just crash. I normally get like thi... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:54:19 EST day 28- believe and act as if it were impossible to fail - Charles F. Kettering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134518 Short blog tonight, and it's to tell of the exciting news. Though Spark website kind of did it for me. After my long birthday weekend, I am down 1 lb, WHAT!!!! Not sure how after cookie pizza, but I won't complain :) Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:13:34 EST day 27- faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase. -Martin Luther http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133247 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1198408748.jpg"> <BR> My fat cat, ironically named Tiny. <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Well my birthday weekend is over, time to really get back on track. I'm a bit nervous of stepping on the scale, but I don't think it should be too bad. <BR> <BR> I just want to say, I can sleep much easier at night knowing that Obama won the US election. Even though I am a Canadian citizen, I was rooting for Obama to win. As a woman, I could not b... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:35:42 EST day 23 - Whether you think you can or can't, you're right. - Henry Ford http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128996 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1773454353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I am tired again tonight, but thought I would post quickly. I finished my chem midterm and got my paper done for tomorrow, and so for the rest of the night I relaxed, and had my last "illegal" drink lol, big ole 19 tomorrow. <em>40</em> Wait, what? So crazy, can barely believe it. <BR> <BR> I feel proud of myself today, I stuck to my diet plan really well, and tonight I was really craving junk food, but ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 22:45:20 EST day 21- Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of standing still http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126650 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l473744462.jpg"> <BR> One of my two adorable puppies, Molly. <BR> <BR> The quote in my title comes from a Chinese proverb, and this fits well with my journey. Better to be losing weight slowly, than not to be losing at all, or even worst, gaining. <BR> <BR> I started listening to Sparkradio today, and I love it! It has so much great information, that I can listen to while working on other stuff at the same time. I will most definitely keep ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 21:24:30 EST day 20- you will never change your life unless you change something you do daily. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125486 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l301810774.jpg"> <BR> This would be last July, me and my boyfriend (well boyfriend thing, it's complicated). <BR> <BR> The quote in my title comes from Mike Murdock, and it's so true. Nothing in life will change for you unless you choose to make the changes. <BR> <BR> Well I made it through my psyc midterm. Now to get through a chem one on Thursday, and a paper due on Friday. Then I can celebrate my birthday!! So excited, can`t believe my ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 22:00:25 EST day 19- hates when the weekends come to an end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124135 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1879884812.jpg"> <BR> this was me last year, weighing a little bit less than I do now. <BR> <BR> "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert J. Collier <BR> This is so true, and especially relevant to Spark <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I love getting to go home on weekends while being away at university. I find I make better healthy choices, for many reasons. One is I have more control over my meals, as oppos... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 21:57:16 EST day 16- I have a BIG problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109757535.jpg"> <BR> me as a wee little kid <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I know they say that chocolate and sugar doesn't make you break out, but I beg to differ. I had some sweets yesterday, and now I have two HUGE pimples on my face. Normally my face is pretty decent, and doesn't break out very often, I try to take care of it. <BR> <BR> I had an awesome workout this morning, and my thighs are feeling it tonight. It was off Fitness magazine... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 20:46:03 EST day 15- the best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326878293.jpg"> <BR> Me, back in 2009 at Disney World, after gaining back most of my weight loss, I am even heavier than that now. <BR> <BR> The quote in my title comes from Abraham Lincoln, and it holds much meaning to me, especially after today. <BR> <BR> To start out, what a terrible day, health wise for me. I started out bad, and finished off even worst. I just binged tonight on chocolate, and had some Doritos and pop (it was gingerale... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:04:37 EST day 14- every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118363 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117125120.jpg"> <BR> One of my puppies back home that I miss dearly. <BR> <BR> The quote in my title comes from Emilee Coup, and I feel it is very fitting with Spark. With Spark, we aim to improve a little more each and every day, and this reminds me to do just that. <BR> I had a much better day today than yesterday. I kept my eating under control, well for the most part. I had these peanuts that were amazing (and by amazing I mean te... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:47:03 EST day 13- what a poopy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117288 "Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together."- Vincent Van Gogh <BR> This is a great quote to remind me that I have to take it every day at a time, it's not a sprint, but a marathon. <BR> <BR> Today just wasn't a good day for me today. I feel like all I did all day was stuffed my face, and I made some really unhealthy choices. I feel bloated and really tired. I am going to try to get some sleep tonight, and hopefully feel better in the morning, t... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:27:40 EST day 12- the weekend is over already?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116040 Why must the weekend go by so fast? I love being home with my family and dogs, so unstressful and relaxing. My youngest sister is a wonderful cook, and very health conscious. She lost 40 lbs over the last couple of years just by making changes to her diet and she also exercises lots, mainly through playing sports. She's a really good inspiration to follow to lose weight, and she is very helpoful and supportive of me trying. She helps me with staying within my range, and she makes me healthy t... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:02:17 EST day 10- another day done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114190 Yay, today was a great day. My two afternoon classes were cancelled, and I got to head home for the weekend. Even better, it was my aunt who came to get me with my grandmother who got released from the hospital today. She's doing much better. I miss my puppies so much when I am away at school, and as soon as I get home they just jump right into my arms. I make sure to get them out for a good walk when I am here. Extra exercise bonus! Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:24:42 EST day 8- wow it's been a week already. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111740 Wow, hard to believe it's been a week already since I started, and down a little over 3 pounds. How awesome is that? <BR> I woke up today feeling much better than yesterday. Those chem questions I struggled on made sense, and my english midterm was a breeze, so easy. Problems with the bf kinda just fix themself, and my grandmother is starting to feel better, still in the hospital though. <BR> Now SparkDiet wise, not quite as good. I am still having trouble getting enough protein in a day, a... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:17:39 EST day 7- well I didn't do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110445 Today was just one of those days. I really just felt like giving up. I was/still am so stressed out. I went to see my Grandmother in the hospital tonight. I'm having boyfriend issues. I'm stressed out about school, I have an English midterm tomorrow, and a chem assignment that I was struggling on. I really wanted to just give up, and have enormous amounts of chocolate. But the important thing is I didn't. I even stayed within my calories. My only problem I am having is getting enough protein.... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:09:08 EST day 6- I'm already starting to see results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109112 It's crazy how much I'm already starting to see, I've already lost about 4 pounds since starting Wednesday, and even my mindset is improving. When tempted to buy chocolate, or binge, or eat when I'm feeling down or stressed, I didn't! That's right, I didn't! Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:48:25 EST day 5- what a not so great weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107587 So I had a pretty good weekend. Friday I did got over my calories by about 300, but for it being a "party night" I think I did pretty good. I mixed with water and crystal light, so no calories, plus hydration, which I think was smart. <BR> Yesterday, Saturday, I stuck within my calories and got out for a walk with my sister and dogs. But it was also a stressful, long day. I had driven home from university, about half an hour drive, to go and vote. I then had to drive my sister to a friend's h... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:59:16 EST day #2 - a much better day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104238 Today was a much better day. I stuck within my calorie range, and even had some to spare. The only downside was I did not get any exercise in, not even my 10 minutes which I know isn't the best. <BR> I find it really hard to eat healthy at school, in the dining hall. Tonights supper options were nachos, chicken burgers, or a vegetarian pasta with a creamy sauce that was high in calories. Believe it or not, the chicken burger was the healthiest way to go, and fit in my calorie range. They do ... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:03:18 EST day #1- end of first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103074 I get so frustrated with myself! Guhh, I start out all right but as the day progresses I get down and discouraged. After tracking my food for lunch I only had 21 calories left for the whole day. I didn't realize how hard it actually is to count calories. And the amount in potato salad is insane, I would never have though it was THAT bad for you. And after seeing that, I feel like I kinda gave up for the rest of the day. I had two servings of my mother's homemade boiled dinner, and a DQ cupcak... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:50:04 EST day #1- new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102308 Hey there, this is my first day of restarting my journey with Spark. I'm an 18 (almost 19) year old university student and I have about 100 pounds to lose. I have been overweight pretty much all my life. About 4 years ago I had lost a lot of weight, and was down 7 pant sizes. I was an avid runner and on my way to getting really healthy. Then some unfortuante cicrumsatnces occured and I became depressed. All I did was eat and sleep, and nothing else. I gave up my running, and gained all my wei... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:40:02 EST