READY4LIVE's SparkPeople Blog READY4LIVE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What can happen in a 1 -1/2 months Its amazing that 4 months progress, has been erased by a month an a half of bad eating. I feel frustrated that I'm having all these medical issues and having to be put on 3 rounds of Predisone and at really high dose, that makes you want to eat everything in sight! Hence the 13lbs added back to the ticker. <BR> <BR> Now that I'm finally off of that horrendous prescription, I'm back. Starting slower than I normally would, which I normally would just dive in. But I'm still dealing with medical... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:21:38 EST New 30 day Goal/Challenge I have TWO big events coming up on 6/4/11 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. My sister is getting married (and) <BR> 2. My singing performance that evening (was rescheduled to 6/4/11) <BR> <BR> <BR> **GOAL: - 8lbs ** <BR> <BR> <BR> I didn't do that well on my last challenge. However with the above events, I'm more determined than ever to do what it takes, and kick into high gear! Plus the weather is finally getting nicer and the reality of summer is peaking around the corner, and I want to be ... Thu, 5 May 2011 02:25:19 EST Mini Goal Goal: Lose 8lbs in 30 days (5/4/11) <BR> <BR> Incentive: I have a singing performance(my first) at my friends gig. I wanna feel/look good, and buy a hot new dress for it :) 8lbs seems doable and it'll put me at a nice round number of 255lbs <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> javascript:%20void(0); <BR> Ready... Set... GO! <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> (My performace date has been moved, therefore changing the timeline :) ) Altho I was bad for a week since the beach, and back on track now, so keeping my g... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:47:35 EST MARCH Weight Loss Challenge :) **I attempted to start this challenge 1/28/11, was doing well for a week, then got really sick for about two a half weeks. With birthday and vacation, I reverted back to old bad eating habits & no exercise, I just never got back on. <BR> <BR> --My massage therapist and I agreed to only ONE "Do Over", more to the fact that I was sick so long. (so here is a copy of the challenge/goals, pretty much the same, new challenge end date and higher start weight(unfortunately) and we've settled on ... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:51:27 EST Weigh In for the Challenge/Race Well... I guess I underestimated the power of bad eating, no exercise, as I put back on ekkk... 15lbs in a month and a half. So had to change my stats to reflect my true start weight for the Challenge. So Sparkies...wish me luck that I lose -10 before he loses -16!! (see blog below) <BR> <BR> Start Weight: 265lbs <BR> Goal Weight: 255lbs by Feb 28th Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:15:59 EST Just What I Needed :) My massage therapist knew just what to say to motivate me. A challenge, a race, I'm all for it! Just gives me more drive <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I told him tonight, I've been really been struggling this month getting on track with eating and exercising. I've had 3 faults starts this month, and last year I was on track by 1/18/10, and going strong. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ``` The Challenge``` by Feb 28th <BR> <BR> Me: -10 lbs <BR> Him: -16 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> See it's only fair... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:27:48 EST Progress this Year I have to say, despite the ups and downs of my weight loss this year, falling off track a few times, I've still managed to lose 40lbs. I feel this year has been different than any others that I've tried to lose weight. I've fallen off plan big time(dieting) 5-6 times this year from anywhere from 3-7 days, however I've jumped right back on program. I've also had my ups and downs with exercising, at a low point I hadn't worked out a single time for 5 weeks. <BR> <BR> But the biggest differ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 14:57:34 EST August Wrap-up and September Goals 8/01/10 - 259lbs <BR> 8/31/10 - 254lbs (-5 lbs) <BR> <BR> I didn't lose the 8lbs intended, but I'm still happy with -5lbs, especially with 5 days of cheating. <BR> <BR> I have a new incentive, I'm going to visit my cousin who moved to Alabama 10/22, sooo I'm hoping to lose at least 10lbs by then <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I wasn't as committed to my goals last month, so I'm going to use the same goals, but to have a firmer commitment to them <BR> <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> <BR> 1 - Work out ... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:35:18 EST Lowering my head in shame Well went on vacation and a 5 day hiatus from my diet, totally blew it...and I haven't exercised for a week. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to be gentle with myself it's hard...trying to look at it as 5 days could've been 5 weeks etc. Its also TOM so I refuse to weigh myself until next week to see how much damage I did...eek! <BR> <BR> Deep breath, day 1 of restarting good habits :) Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:01:24 EST August Accountability (Week 2) I was tempted in many social situations this last weekend and not prepared. I cheated for a day and a half, however avoided sugar. I did somehow manage to lose 1lb tho :) <BR> <BR> Ok I mean it this time (lol), I will have a better 3rd week! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 - Work out 5 days a week (60 mins or more)- 8/15/10 - only 4 times <BR> <BR> 2 - Bring my lunch at least 3 days/week (typically during work week, I eat out all 5 days) - - 8/15/10 - MET!! <BR> <BR> 3 - Limit sugar substitutes... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:58:21 EST August Accountability (Week 1) I didn't do as well as I thought. I had one meal cheat over the weekend, so not surprised to find that I'm still at 259lbs. But I also had a big meal late last night, as my weigh in was this morning, so maybe that played a factor. <BR> <BR> Determined that week 2, will be much better than week 1! <BR> <BR> 1 - Work out 5 days a week (60 mins or more)- 8/8/10 - 4 days last week <BR> <BR> 2 - Bring my lunch at least 3 days/week (typically during work week, I eat out all 5 days) - 8/8/10 ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:36:18 EST August Goals 1 - Work out 5 days a week (60 mins or more) <BR> 2 - Bring my lunch at least 3 days/week (typically during work week, I eat out all 5 days) <BR> 3 - Limit sugar substitutes (currently no sugar but plenty of sugar substitutes) <BR> 4- Drink 64oz + water <BR> <BR> Wow...I never actually written down my weight loss goals(other than just exercise), that is powerful in itself! <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 259lbs Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:55:57 EST I think I'm insane LOL... I started this fitness blast 2 week bootcamp today, and it starts at 5:40am, yes really 5:40am!! I am sooo not a morning person and I don't have to be at work till 9am, which is only 10 mins away. <BR> <BR> Day One however went better then expected, I had the little battle going on in my head... hit the snooze and forget the whole thing, I can work out at the gym tonight right?! But my better half(lol) prevailed and I got my behind up and had a good work out! And hey I can do anythin... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:15:37 EST Trying again - Day One Wow...this is the hardest year for me to stay on track. I again fell off the wagon for a few weeks, birthday/vacation/being sick, didn't stick to diet, nor exercise. <BR> <BR> So here, I am again, starting FRESH... I need to log onto SparkPeople daily to keep my resolve. Once I get past the two week hump, I'm good to go :) Mon, 9 Mar 2009 18:32:39 EST New Year, Fresh Start! Hi Friends, <BR> <BR> The last time I posted a blog 10/31/08, that night got into a bad car accident and my diet/exercise kinda took a back seat. And because of that I put back on a total of 18lbs :( Still have to take it easy... However I'm back! Started my diet today & I'm really excited/hopeful for what the New Year has in store. My goal which I actually accomplished last year is losing 40lbs by July. <BR> <BR> So I'm going to drink more water, no more than 20 carbs, cut out my daily c... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:52:02 EST Whoohoo...I'm Back on Track Emotional eating got me once again, and have been making bad choices for the last month. I put on 10lbs...Grrr. <BR> <BR> But I'm back on track now...and I can tell you I feel the effects already, I physically feel sooo much better! I'm thankful to be able to come back to such a supportive group, thank you all! :) Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:25:29 EST Yea!!! For the first time since I've started dieting etc, I've noticed my clothes are losser today! It feels great! <em>9</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:45:01 EST Whoohoo.. I did it! For the first time since I started dieting (March 18th) and Sparkpeople, I got 3 cardio workouts in this week! Yea!!! <em>104</em> Thu, 15 May 2008 03:06:23 EST Emotional Eating (16 feelings confused with hunger) (I saw this posted on the "Emotional Eating" group and thought is was a good one.) <BR> <BR> <BR> BY Dr. Doreen Virtue - "Emotional Eating" <BR> <BR> Listed below are the 16 feelings that Emotional Eaters most often confuse with physical hunger. <BR> <BR> Be as honest as you can with yourself when reading this list, because self-awareness is a key ingredient to recovering from emotional eating and the Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome. These listings merely describe the fattening feelings and explain ... Wed, 14 May 2008 02:20:14 EST