SARAHCAT24's SparkPeople Blog SARAHCAT24's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Time to get back on track Well. I got lax. My early success went to my head. Old habits crept back and so did my weight. <em>39</em> It's time to get back on track. My knee is much better, so I can get back to exercising regularly. Also time to get back to logging every bite I take. That's what works for me. Sun, 19 Sep 2010 14:15:46 EST Saturday night We celebrated my friend's birthday and my weight loss with a bottle of bubbly last night. Had fun! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Note to self: do NOT use the rebounder after a few glasses of wine. Talk about dizzy! <em>246</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:28:30 EST I guess it DOES show! :-) Every evening my friend and I walk our dogs. We usually follow the same route and stop to talk to folks we see along the way. There are many people we see and wave to every evening, but we don't really know them. Thursday night I had a really big surprise. An older lady in a wheelchair greeted and petted our dogs. She and her friends chatted with us for a few minutes, and then she said - "By the way, I just want to tell you that you are looking good. Keep up the great work." <BR> <BR> This l... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:34:51 EST Yes! I reached a goal! Well. I couldn't believe it when I stepped on the scale Monday morning. I finally made it below 250! I haven't been below that since I had my hysterectomy in 2000. It nice to be closer to 200 pounds than 300. Year after year, my weight had been slowly creeping up. BUT NOT ANY MORE! <BR> <BR> I'm really beginning to think that this time I'll be able to lose the weight and keep it off. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. Melissa, this means we'll be opening the wine this weekend! <em>246</em> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:31:45 EST The Last Few Weeks: the Good, the Bad, the Meds, & the Lessons Learned The past few weeks have been interesting, to say the least. I started feeling very tired and lethargic, and I had a nagging headache. I felt worse than I ever felt when I was 25 pounds heavier. At first, I attributed it to the heat. It has been really, really hot! I hate the heat. :-( It was really strange because I felt OK when I was up and moving. It was only when I sat down that I felt awful. <BR> <BR> Then one night about 10 days ago, I couldn't go to sleep because my heart was palpitati... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:42:46 EST Today was a good day. :-) I felt good today in spite of some sore muscles from a fall yesterday. Took the dogs to the groomer and then decided to do my Walk It Out while they were there. Then, I did it again tonight! I really think the rebounder is making a difference. Hope I feel as good tomorrow... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 23:39:26 EST Hormones - the bane of my existence... Believe it or not, when I was young I was very skinny. In fact, in third grade the school nurse questioned whether or not my mother was feeding me. (Trust me, my mother was NOT happy.) The family doctor reassured the nurse that I was being properly fed. <BR> <BR> Then came hormones. In sixth grade, puberty arrived and I gained 64 pounds in one year. That really shut up that school nurse! LOL! And then with menopause - which started abruptly because I had to have a hysterectomy - the hormone... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 23:52:24 EST This is very hard for me... OK. I just read a SP article that convinced me I should give blogging a go. I'm not sure about this. I have a very difficult time being honest about my feelings. I have a hard time giving that control to others. <BR> <BR> For example, I have never really told my friends and family that I was diagnosed with diabetes. (Of course, they aren't stupid, and I think most of them have figured it out!) After my hysterectomy, I gained 45+ pounds and struggled to control my blood pressure. So, when t... Sun, 20 Jun 2010 13:55:58 EST