RONI122's SparkPeople Blog RONI122's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Tool belt in place In order to lose weight & eat healthy I need to have my tool belt in place. <BR> <BR> 1. My first tool on my belt is my BLC team helps me so much. I find motivation, encouragement, support, caring, laughter, great challenges, compassion, ideas, recipes on my team. <BR> <BR> 2. My gym is my next tool on my belt. I have found classes I love to attend. I have met new friends. I'm getting healthier, stronger & tone at my gym. <BR> <BR> 3. The "Ideal You" program is my final tool. I'm learni... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:37:19 EST Change your mind Change your body I just woke up one day and decided I didn't want to feel like this anymore, or ever again. <BR> <BR> SO I CHANGED! <BR> <BR> I had lots of excuses for not being able to change, but at the end of the day, they we were excuses. Being able to change starts with your DECISION TO CHANGE! <BR> <BR> Author Unknown <BR> <BR> As I read this paragraph this morning I thought YES this is me. For the past 20 years I have been losing weight. You know lose, gain, lose, gain. It wasn't until a few months... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:52:44 EST I am...I think A person who likes to reach goals <BR> <BR> GOAL; the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end <BR> <BR> A person who is motivated <BR> <BR> Motivate; to stimulate toward action <BR> <BR> A person who is committed <BR> <BR> Committed; to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; to be committed to a course of action. <BR> <BR> These are words I use to describe myself on weight loss journey. So why is the scale not moving down as it should? Why is the measuring ... Sat, 31 May 2014 22:28:26 EST How fit am I <em>362</em> The fitness test for this weekend was a good starting point to see how fit am I <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> 1 miles walk test 16:02 not bad considering I was walking with my hubby. He tends to crowd me when we walk. <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> 43 in one minute. Not bad but I think I can do better <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> 33 in one minute. I was glad when it was over <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> step ups 3 minute. 93 pulse good but I want better ... Sun, 4 May 2014 17:23:57 EST RENEWING THE COMMITMENT <img src=""> <BR> I feel blimpy in this picture <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I felt really pretty in this picture <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I feel strong in this picture <BR> <BR> I've been on my weight loss journey for a lifetime or it seems. Losing, gaining, losing, gaining. The same 20 lbs. I make goals, I work hard, I don... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:08:17 EST SMART is the only way to reach GOAL What is my goal? <BR> I'm going to lose 12 lbs during BLC24 <BR> <BR> How am I going to do it? <BR> 1. Cycle class Monday, Wednesday, Friday <BR> 2. Body Pump Tuesday & Thursday during lunch <BR> 3. Weekend challenge with the Mocha team <BR> 4. Bonus walking <BR> 5. Track nutrition and fitness <BR> 6. Post on my team thread to keep me accountable, motivated and positive <BR> <BR> <BR> How will I measure my goals? <BR> 1. By using the SP tracker I will track nutrition to stay... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:33:05 EST Blog Challenge A team member of my BLC Mighty Mochas threw out the challenge today to go back and read though our blogs to see if we are meeting our goals. As I read through mine I saw all to clearly I havr been letting myself down. I had made so many promises to myself to lose weight and keep it off. Here I am still fighting the same pounds I have taken off so may times. <BR> <BR> I know I need to tackle this never ending yo- yo I put myself on. I'm just not sure how to do it or at least that what I tel... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:37:20 EST My Best Friend's Wedding <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My best friend Joselyn gave me the Honor of being in her wedding, her Matron of Honor. She ask me in May of 2012. Her wedding was going to be in October of 2012. <BR> <BR> My first thought was I have to lose weight. I want to look really nice standing up for her. This time I would do it because I had motivation. It didn't happen though. I tried sort of. My head told me I wanted it but my heart wasn't in it! <BR... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:07:03 EST It's about making a list and checking it twice! Making my list of staples so I can cook for my family is always challenging but when it's only 15 items I can handle it. <BR> <BR> apples <BR> strawberries <BR> baby carrots <BR> green peppers <BR> celery <BR> onions <BR> chicken breast <BR> boneless pork chops <BR> brown rice <BR> talapia <BR> frozen mixed vegetables <BR> whole grain spaghetti <BR> pasta sauce <BR> ground turkey <BR> potatoes <BR> <BR> Now for a 3 day meal plan <BR> Day 1.B- Oatmeal, fruit,coffee, water <BR> L-bi... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:10:51 EST 50 is the new 30 That's me as I work towards my BLC 22 goals! <BR> You ask me to spell it out so here it goes! <BR> <BR> What is my goal? <BR> I'm going to lose 15 lbs for BLC 22 <BR> <BR> How am I going to do it? <BR> 1.I'm going to exercise 6-7 days a week. I attend a cycle class Mon. Wed. Fri. & Sun. I attend Body Pump on Tues. & Thurs during lunch. I do ST on Tues. Thurs. Sat mornings at my gym. Sunday's cycle class includes 30 min of CX works as well. I compete in the WC of BLC. <BR> <BR> 2.I'm going... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 20:49:11 EST To get what you want there must be... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:09:49 EST Girl meet goal do I become that making a continuing to be part of staying keeping encouraging eating drinking water...I will be that girl <BR> <BR> The plan: <BR> 1.Monday, Wednesday,Friday, Saturday cardio 60 minutes <BR> 2.Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday ST 60 minutes could be longer depending on workout <BR> ST will follow Jamie Eason guided exercises because I love knowing what to do ... Sat, 18 May 2013 14:11:39 EST WHAT WILL I SACRIFICE TO GET WHAT I WANT??? ...Captain Jan threw that question at us this morning on our chat thread! <BR> <BR> I'm willing to sacrifice what ever it takes to get to my healthy weight! <BR> Specifics: give up junk food eating! If its not going to fuel my body in a good way then I don't need it! <BR> <BR> Are you with me? <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:41:53 EST HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? We've tossed this question around on our team thread Amber Amazon Warriors throughout the 12 weeks of BL Challenge! Many of us have taken it to heart. <BR> <BR> HOW BAD DO I WANT IT? <BR> <BR> I made the decision when I joined this challenge I was going to give it my all. I wanted to lose weight! I wanted to buy cute clothes! I wanted others to notice my hard work! I wanted to be a positive role model for my family and friends! <BR> <BR> HOW BAD DO I WANT IT? <BR> <BR> I became a motiva... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 14:43:26 EST I'M NOT FOOLIN' WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING GOALS A REALITY! I love the month of April! It reminds me of new beginnings! It makes sense to make some new goals and reconnect with the old. I'm a quarter way into my weight loss so no looking back now only forward! <BR> <BR> As I was scanning through some articles on SP a slide show caught my eye. (Secrets of successful Weightloss) I wrote down the sub titles so I could add my own take on what I read. <BR> <BR> 1.Know how much you're eating <BR> I've never been successful at tracking yet I know it... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:33:16 EST MINDFUL THINKING <img src=""> <BR> I can do anything I set my mind to do! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I can become whatever I want to become! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I can be as strong as I want to be! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I can be the best I want to be! <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:16:53 EST PSYCHO WITHIN ME I am strong, healthy, energetic person! I work hard with my exercise changing it up on a daily bases to challenge my muscles. I choose the right foods to give me what I need for my body to keep moving forward! <BR> ....................and then she shows up <BR> ....................................the PSYCHO within me! <BR> <BR> She robs me of the good thoughts I have of myself! She tells me I can't exercise because I'm too tired! She makes me roll over in bed after sh... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:13:29 EST How will I torture my Body in February I'm going to spring out of bed each morning before the sun even shines. <BR> I'm going to throw on some workout clothes and my trusty athletic shoes. <BR> I'm going to get in my car and to go to the gym. <BR> On Mondays I will do cardio/upper ST <BR> On Tuesdays I will do cadio/lower ST along with ab training. I will get lots of FM for the LWC. <BR> On Wednesdays I will join the Spinning Class. <BR> On Thursdays I will do lots of TnT <BR> On Fridays I will join the Spinning class and begin ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:34:37 EST KEEPING MY PROMISE ...Is what meeting my weight loss goal means to me. <BR> <BR> Seven years ago I lost my dad to cancer at the young age of 63. The day before he went to meet his maker we were taking home from the hospital,, where he had been for the last 6 weeks of his life. He had bone cancer. The worst of the tumors was on his spinal cord which stopped him from having his legs to walk with. He was on the Rehabilitation Unit the floor I work on at the hospital. Its was hard to go to work everyday knowing I... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:41:42 EST Listen to your Mom Dear Roni, <BR> Break up with that boy! He's no good for you! He's going to make you feel like you aren't worth a dime. He will try to destroy you. He will hang on to you only to get what he wants. He will destroy your self esteem only because he doesn't have any. You will regret staying with him believing he loves you. Get out now while you still have the opportunity, while you still believe in yourself! <BR> <BR> I knew what she was saying was true. I was stubborn! But if it hadn't been fo... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:10:14 EST DOING IT! I brainstormed this weekend about the D for the BLC weekend challenge! I allow many things to hold me back from losing weight. Pin pointing the main thing I needed to do to give myself a jumpstart was what I needed to do. TRACKING!!! I need to track my calories. All my calories! My first step was really getting to know the nutritional tracker. I played around with it. I wrote down a days worth of meal plans since I can't have access to SP at work. I'm excited about getting better at tracking.... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:43:49 EST I'm Ready! I'm Ready! I'm Ready! Tomorrow I weigh in to begin my first BLC! I'm excited! Ready to lose! Ready to get healthIier! Ready to watch my body shrink! Ready for others to notice! Ready to buy cute clothes! Ready to find new recipes! Ready to get to know my team! Ready for new challenges! Ready to challenge myself! Ready to hit goal! Ready fro maintenance! Ready for bed! <BR> <BR> Go Warriors!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>9</em> <em>102</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:24:42 EST Celebrating wins along the way The program I was doing as part of a trial wellness program is finished. For 16 weeks I followed a plan for healthy eating, stress management, and exercise. I had lab work at the beginning and end. I'm excited to say my cholestrol numbers are lower when I started. My measurements and scale both report losses as well. I am so motivated to continue my journey of living a healthy lifestyle. The second celebration is a BLC challenge. Not only will I be doing the challenge here on SP, my work is... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:49:29 EST Realization Why can't I achieve the weight loss goals I set fro myself? I ponder this thought all the time. It came to me last night after stuffing myself with non healthy but tasty food. I love food! I can't stop eating the stuff I love. My girth keeps growing and yet I continue to feed myself bad foods. I know healthy! I read the books, taken the classes. I have put healthy into action only to go back to the old ways! I don't want to continue down this path of self destruction. I want to reach my healt... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:58:12 EST My new me journey! I love a new month. To me it's a fresh start to put all the old baggage away and start fresh. My January 2013 goal is to exercise at least 10 minutes every day. If I'm going to get healthy I have to form good habits. This challenge is my first <em>320</em> goal to the New Me! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:34:07 EST Body Mind and Wellness On August 28th, 2012 I started a program at my work to learn to live a healthier lifestyle. I was told it wasn't a weightloss program. It would be a program to teach me to control my stress, eat healthier, and learn to exercise. I only have two more weeks in the sixteen week program. I have learned to do yoga, control my stress with medittion techniques, and I am eating at least 80% healthier. I have lost only 5lbs but I know I have lost inches. I need to continue all things I have learned fr... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:27:05 EST