SCARLETCURLZ's SparkPeople Blog SCARLETCURLZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community At The Beginning I’ve been doing some soul searching. Did you know that I’ve been a member of Spark People for 3 years? In 3 years, I’ve lost 14 pounds. That’s an average of almost 5 pounds each year. I am aware of why it has taken me so long to lose weight, and why I have so far yet still to go. The problem is lacking consistency. I’ve had many phases of starting and stopping, never continuing. <BR> <BR> I’ve been thinking lately, that I am so ready for change. I am so ready to move on and finally ge... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:53:10 EST Day 53 Hello fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! I awoke with the thought that I was going to track everything I ate yesterday, and I'll be honest, it didn't happen. I didn't even log on. Then again, our internet was out, and I had to work. I went from work to my parent's house to enjoy yummy dinner and that was that. It was good though, and it hasn't phased me. I'm picking up right where things left off. <BR> <BR> It was a good day yesterday, and I'm act... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:51:41 EST Day 43 Hello fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I've been having a tough time with my motivation lately. I think I might start a challenge or something. In November? Just before the holidays? Yes! It might just be thing to get me going again. <BR> <BR> In other news, I lost my Fitbit Flex today and was totally bummed about it. My cousin just gave it to me a few weeks ago after I lost my Zip. The Zip I can see losing, but the Flex, well...I have a lesson I have learned. The Zip just clips onto your... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:32:22 EST Day 34 Hello Fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> So it's been a couple of weeks since my last update. I got a little off track. It all started with me getting a stomach bug a few weeks ago. I had an entire week where I barely ate anything at all just because I was dealing with nausea from the stomach virus. So I didn't track anything that week, just because I wasn't really eating much. That week away was enough to get me off track. I did get better and I did get back to eating as normal again, but I j... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 10:58:03 EST Day 11 Hello fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> This week has been crazy fast. Monday, I weighed in and I was bummed because I didn't lose after my first week, in fact I gained a pound. It could have been water, I don't know. But it really had me down. I went onto the message boards and some folks had some really great advice for me, and they reminded me that change does take time. I think what had me down is that years ago, we're talking like maybe 10 years ago, I lost about 90 pounds with another we... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:37:04 EST Day 6 Hello fellow Sparkers! It's been nearly a week since I got started back on Spark People. I think this week has been pretty good. My goal this week was to track everything I ate, and I've accomplished that so far. I feel like I could make a few better choices when it comes to eating, but I've managed to stay within my calories on all days except for one. I went slightly over on Friday. It had been a long and busy week, so I indulged a little more Friday night. It's all good though, I ju... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:58:29 EST Day 1 This is my day one. It's not the first time that this is my day one. I have been a member of Sparkpeople since March 2012. But I keep coming back here, to day one. I'm not beating myself up over it. This is a journey. Over the past couple of years I've lost weight and gained weight. I've learned things, and I am still learning. I thought that I could lose weight on my own. I thought that if I just eat healthy food, I could lose weight without counting calories or measuring things. I... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 01:17:45 EST