RTWAITE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RTWAITE RTWAITE'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/ Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975444 I did it! I went to Trader Joe's and did not purchase any wine! Also I got a weeks worth of food for under $60! I love Trader Joe's. All that money I am saving is going to my cruise. Today the scale said I am 209.1, my lowest is 208.2. Also I went on a walk this morning. It was beautiful! Cloudy and breeze just how I like it. Today my friend gets his weight loss surgery. He was due to start OP at 1pm, it is now 1:30. I might not hear from him for a couple of days while he recovers. He lives a... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:42:04 EST 10 days Alcohol free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106508 And it was hard! If it was easy I would be thin now. One more day under my belt and I feel good about that. Just know I could do it makes me proud. My will power is stronger than I give it credit for. <BR> <BR> Well, my past entry I was really excited about this skirt that I was buying, but my money was returned as it was already per-ordered by many others. That really has me down, I was really looking forward to getting a new out fit together, and I don't have a lot of clothes to wear. <BR... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:45:19 EST YAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106169 I made it, 9 days Alcohol free! That beats my previous record of 8 days. I am still shooting to stay alcohol free until the 31st, then all bets are off lol. I have been sticking to 1500 calories a day and losing about a pound a week. It isn't easy, but it's worth it. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:38:38 EST New Diggs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096865 I have been wearing the same few outfits over and over again, so I saved some money for a new outfit that will last a while ( elastic waist ). <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487360946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Couple with some blue shirts and a pair of blue shoes that I got on sale with a black cardi and Bam! New outfit. I am so excited! The smaller I get the better the fit. Even if I could just lose 5 lbs I am sure it will be easier to put it on. <BR> <BR> Today is my secon... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:08:56 EST October goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084041 This month I have a few goals that I would like to make. <BR> <BR> *Stay alcohol free for all but 4 days. <BR> *take 15 minutes every morning to work on house protects. <BR> *Lose 2.4 lbs this month to get down to 195. <BR> <BR> Those are my goals. <BR> <BR> Eating 1600 calories a day I would have never thought I would be losing weight. Somehow I am and I am thankful for. It has not been hard, well except for skipping on the drinks. I even had some ice cream yesterday something I would ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 16:11:56 EST October is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083203 I love October, I love to see the trees changing, the decline in temperature, Halloween, my birthday, and the cooler temperature clothing. I love coats sweaters and boots. <BR> To kick start October I plan to be AF till my birthday (10 days). After my Birthday I plan to be AF until the Halloween party. Can't wait. <BR> <BR> Things I need to work on. House cleaning...I have been putting it off for son long now that I do not even know where to start. If I just so a little something a day I s... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 00:46:25 EST Happy to be home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075052 It's been a week since I have been home. So much laundry and cleaning to do! At least I am burning calories doing it. I have also been Alcohol free since I left. Every part of me wants to have a drink, I tell myself only one...but I know myself better than that. Part of the comfort of home getting to drink eat and wear whatever you want! I need to take it one minute, one hour and one day at a time. And for now this minute I choose to not drink. <BR> <BR> I am just shy of entering the 100's ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:21:41 EST Going Alcohol free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060626 I am going nearly a week strong. It does not get any easier let me tell you. I CAN do it though. 1 lb a week loss is all that I ask for. I hope to surpass that but for now I am just going to focus on what I drink. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 17:08:24 EST 5/24/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4253849 Yesterday I was AF! A first this week. I have been drinking mostly moderately, but I had a wisdom tooth coming in, really painfully, so I drank more than I should have that day. I am going to try my best to be AF today, there is no booze in the house, that makes things much easier. Tue, 24 May 2011 17:57:48 EST New brew supplies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4241926 Today was a busy day, going to the brew supply store, Fry's, work, pharmacy on the other side of town...BUSY! Yesterday I was completely A/F, I am having a mini Margaretta atm, but I don't plan on going crazy. I had some chicken for dinner with steamed white rice. and I am still 400 calories shy of my minimum intake. I have plans to have a doughnut tonight if I stay good. Wed, 18 May 2011 20:22:28 EST 2 days in a row AF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4237420 I am so proud. Tonight I might have a beer with the guys, just one though, I plan on only buying one craft brew so I am limited to how much I can drink. I am starting to think I should just skip it just in case...but I am really looking forward to having that beer. Skipping it would be smart though. Let you know how it went tomorrow. Mon, 16 May 2011 21:38:08 EST Not off to a great start.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4235015 The past few days have all been Moderate drinking and one day being a Drinking day =/ Now I am back up to 208! A gain of 1lb since I started. Not good at all. I need to make up for it with more Alcohol free days, my goal is for 4 days in a row. Today I had gluten free doughnuts and a gluten free french toast for Breakfast. A rare treat for me. I managed to stay under my calories for today though. More slimfast tomorrow though, keeps me on track. :) Sun, 15 May 2011 22:40:51 EST First day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4226623 This is my first day here on sparkpeople. I have lost 30lbs on my own before coming here. I want to lose 50 lbs. more. I have a mini goal of losing 15 lbs before august 20th, for my vacation to Paso Robles. That would be about a lb a week that I need to lose. My plan of action? Limiting booze. I am a brewer, and drinking is part of that. There is no way I am going to give up my hobby, but there is never a shortage of people wanting to drink it. So that is my plan of attack, cutting down or fo... Wed, 11 May 2011 21:29:18 EST