SCARLETCURLZ's SparkPeople Blog SCARLETCURLZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Wake Up Call - My New Way Of Life I've slid back into some old habits again, and now I've got to work on getting back on track. I saw an article on Spark People about 10 mistakes dieters make. First one was being on a diet in the first place. Which messed me up. Because I honestly don't know what else to call this. I can't just eat and do whatever I want because that's what got me where I am in the first place. So yes, there is some element of restriction. I have to consciously decide what I am going to eat and what e... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 08:11:41 EST Happy Birthday To Me! I woke up this morning thinking about my birthday that is coming up tomorrow. We're celebrating today, but it's tomorrow. Anyway. I was just thinking about this past year and all the changes that have happened. I haven't stuck with my weight loss plan perfectly, but I have lost some weight. And I thought ahead to this next year. I'll have to sit and write down some goals for this coming year. Goals for home and family and for myself. <BR> <BR> But overall, I think this past year has g... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:17:35 EST Getting Back On Track I have really slacked this past few weeks with all of my weight loss goals. So I decided today that I just need to get back into it. I'm starting with my Fast-Break goals, the plan to meet those goals every day this week. My other goal is to make sure that I track everything I eat because I've gotten very lax on my tracking. I had caught myself feeling bummed about my weight and I don't know why, but it seems so easy to forget that I am the one in charge of myself. So yeah, I feel like g... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:20:59 EST Day 51 I am now on day 51 of a logon streak! I just thought I'd take a moment to update and to just remember this. Remember going through this. When I get to goal, I want to actually maintain. I've lost nearly 100 pounds before and it was great when I got to goal, but then I just stopped. And the weight came back. So this time I just want to remember each little step along the way. I want to remember the things I learned. <BR> <BR> This past couple of weeks have been tough. My motivation ha... Tue, 21 May 2013 20:05:48 EST Mother's Day and Anniversary in review. Yesterday was Mother's Day, and important day to me because I am Mommy to 4 year old Dillon! He's one of the best things I've done with my life. So super proud of that guy! And on top of that, it was my hubby and I's 6th wedding anniversary! Two great guys in my life. I'm so lucky! <BR> <BR> We started off the day going to church where pastor delivered a great message geared towards the ladies titled Victorious Secrets. :) And there was a photo booth set up so that we could do family p... Mon, 13 May 2013 20:33:53 EST Come On My Soul Was dealing with some mind monsters this morning. Mind monsters are negative invaders of the mind. But anyway, when I feel that way I just really have to try and build myself up. Listen to some good music. Read the Bible and see what God has to say about me. That I am fearfully and wonderfully made. That I am loved so much that He gave His only son. <BR> <BR> <BR> But anyway, this song really lifts me up, so I thought I'd share. <BR> <BR> Because sometimes you just have to say "Come ... Sat, 11 May 2013 13:22:30 EST Hmmm... I was a little surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning. I somehow gained two pounds. But right away, I knew that it wasn't from going over on calories. I mean, I would have had to have eaten 7,000 calories over to gain two pounds. Which I most certainly did not do. I did however go over by a couple hundred on a couple of days, but still, that does not equal two pounds. So I thought about it. I have started doing a little strength training. Not a whole lot, but I wonder if t... Thu, 9 May 2013 20:00:35 EST Frustrated, but pressing on. Last week, I stepped on the scale and was a little disappointed that I had stayed the same as the week before, but figured that's ok, I'll keep on with what I was doing. So I kept tracking, and this time I added in a little exercise. I've been walking around 7 miles at work, but figured I am going to have to go above and beyond that also, because those 7 miles are the norm. So I thought for sure I would lose this week. And I was totally stumped when I saw that I had actually gone up a hal... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:11:09 EST 2 Week Streak Just thought I'd post a little update. I made it a goal to see how long I can log on every day and spin the wheel. So far, I'm two weeks in. I decided to make this a goal because once I'm logged in and I've spun the wheel, I feel I'm more likely to follow through with the rest of it. Like tracking my food and steps taken or exercise. But I'm feeling good, and we'll see how far I take this out! Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:56:30 EST One Year Anniversary I reached one year with Spark People! I have now lost 17 pounds. I wasn't totally dedicated this past year, and I'm working to change that. In fact, I'm giving myself a new goal. I noticed that my longest spark streak for logging on and spinning the points wheel is 29 days. I'd like to totally surpass that! So that's my goal. Make sure I log on every day so that I can get and keep some progress going! <BR> <BR> Over this past year I have learned not to beat myself up over bad food or ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 21:06:50 EST I need help. During the day yesterday, I was feeling so frustrated with my weight. I love my Mom dearly, but I get frustrated when I see her hobbling around and saying that she hurts everywhere. She's barely over 50. I just know that I don't want that to be me in another 20 years. And I looked at my own attempts at weight loss and it's hard not to be annoyed at myself. I realized that next week, I'll have been with Spark People for a year, and I've got a 14 pound weight loss to show for it. Part of... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:08:12 EST