SCHUBRING10's SparkPeople Blog SCHUBRING10's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A Video Transformation I haven't updated my blog in a very long time but I have continued to make progress against my weight loss goal this year. I still have about 50 lbs to go and the last few months the focus has been on my husband who is battling prostate cancer but I am committed to me and being healthy and so I am looking forward to reaching my goal in 2013 and never looking back again!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>taw </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:26:34 EST Been a 'Fell off the wagon kind of week'........ Actually I have stayed on track food wise, I just didn't work out for 3 days and can you believe it? I actually felt bad, guilty and anxious to get back on the ol' treadmill!!! WOW That has never happened before. <BR> <BR> This is just one more affirmation that I'm changing the way I think and that this is a lifestyle and not a temporary or quick fix. So what I skipped a few days? That just means I have to get back to it and try to remain focused. <BR> <BR> There are always going to be thin... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 21:43:35 EST The First Thing I Think About in the Morning....... <BR> When I wake up the first thing I think about isn't the sunshine through my bedroom window or my appointments for the day. The very first thought that comes to my mind is, "Damn, another day I have to work out"........why is that? <BR> <BR> I don't understand why I dread it and yet later on in the day as I am exercising it feels good and when I have finished I feel like I climbed a mountain and I am proud of myself. You would think that doing this everyday and seeing the results and k... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:11 EST Didn't Realize How Lost I'd be.......... without my computer!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I had been having problems with my computer for about a month now and last Thursday it finally refused to continue working without <BR> <BR> I took it in and got it back today after having the hard drive replaced. <BR> <BR> Over the last few days without my computer I couldn't access my bank, my financial spreadsheet I use to track and pay my bills, facebook (heaven forbid) and my email. I also could not log into Sparkspeople and track m... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:52:47 EST The ABC's of Weight Loss - from a fellow Sparker I was reading another person's blog - (Jenn245) and thought it was worth sharing!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674870 </link> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:07:30 EST Finding What Motivates You <BR> Just before I set out to be serious about losing weight this time (January 2011) my step daughter got engaged and announced she wanted a destination wedding. The date, February 25th, 2012. <BR> <BR> Yep, it's right around the corner. It's less than 30 days away and although I had hoped I would lose more than I have before her big day - I did use her wedding as my motivation everyday I felt like giving up. <BR> <BR> For the past year I thought about the dress I would be wearing - I ha... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:56:30 EST So What’s in My Fridge? <BR> Yesterday I talked about needing to know what was in our food. Reading nutritional labels can be an overwhelming task when you can’t pronounce half the stuff. But there are a few simple rules that can help. <BR> If you can’t pronounce it – don’t eat it. <BR> <BR> The ingredients are listed in order based on how much of each is in the product – so if it says sugar as the first ingredient – stay away from it. <BR> <BR> Some products ‘brag’ about No Sugar Added – but they add High Fruc... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:53:46 EST Being Healthy's a Simple Math Equation...That Just Might Be The Most Challenging Problem You Will Ever Have to Solve...... <BR> <BR> In my previous posts I have mentioned that as I began my journey I really had to understand, and then change my relationship with food. <BR> <BR> To do this I needed to understand what exactly was in the food I was eating. I had to start reading the nutritional labels on the food. I found out early on that the more whole foods I bought (food that comes straight from the earth in its natural form) the less I had to worry about reading the labels becaus... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:47:37 EST Tools for Success There are many suggestions on tools you can use to aid in your journey. <BR> <BR> Here are the tools I armed myself with - not counting the books and exercise equipment I already noted in my blog earlier. <BR> <BR> Journal - you should keep a journal and write in it everyday. I typically write how I am feeling, whether or not I had a good or bad day, what went right, what might not have went well. When I started I included my food journal in my journal and I just wrote down everything I ate... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:44:42 EST Falling Off the Wagon I ate a giant cheeseburger from Kopp's today - for those of you familiar with Kopps' you know these burgers are about the size of your head and probably over 1000 calories. <BR> <BR> Yup, that is what I had for lunch today. A year ago I would have worried that this slip up meant I was off the wagon and I would feel so terrible I would sulk for hours. <BR> <BR> Not today - today I am smart enough to realize it was one meal and it is ok to eat crap once in awhile. The key here is ONCE IN A ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:38:08 EST H20 and the Scale <BR> I have been pretty much fighting the same 10 lbs for the past 3 months. <BR> <BR> Up 3 down 6, up 2 down really is quite frustrating. <BR> <BR> Most fitness experts will tell you to NOT weigh yourself more than once a week or even once a month, some will say don't focus on the lbs on the scale but rather how you feel and how your clothes fit. <BR> <BR> I weigh myself every single time I go to the bathroom ~ again, I am not kidding. It has become a tool for me to stay foc... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:37:15 EST Starting to Exercise - I'd Rather Have a Root Canal <BR> Scared to death that I now had to actually move my body if this journey was going to take me where I wanted to go I had to figure out what I was capable of doing. <BR> <BR> Just about every trainer or weight loss expert says to WALK. They make it sound so easy. I was afraid of exercise - just as much as I am of going to the dentist. <BR> <BR> For someone with a history of back problems, a drop foot after failed back surgery, severe nerve pain, a spinal cord stimulator implanted in my... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:36:12 EST Dr. Dr. Give Me the News....My Thyroid isn't working properly...right??? WRONG!!! I started this journey in January 2011 by first arming myslef with some information and gaining a better understanding of food and my body. <BR> <BR> As recommended in Jillian Michael's, "Mastering Your Metabolism" book I went to my Dr. and explained to him that I wanted to start focusing on weight loss and exercise. All diet programs tell you to seek the advice of your doctor before beginning any weight loss regimen but this was the first time ever I actually did it. <BR> <BR> I had blood ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:35:15 EST If You Ain't Moving You Ain't Losin' Armed with information and beginning to understand how my body did or did not use food as fuel was truly an eye opener. <BR> <BR> I would be lying if I said I wasn't confused at times when one program would suggest eating certain foods while another one would tell you they are off limits. One Program might tell you to eat 5 or 6 small meals throughout the day while another would tell you to stick to 3 meals a day. There were many differences in the programs. <BR> <BR> The good news, I di... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:33:49 EST Where the Hell Do I Start? Knowledge is POWER Anyone who knows me knows I am the type of person that questions everything and doesn't typically do as I am told without at least asking a few questions along the way. <BR> <BR> Trying to get my life back was going to be no different. I wanted to learn as much as I could and understand the best way to approach this journey. Historically I have bought just about every exercise machine or 'tool' they have ever sold, or at least my pocketbook felt like it. The Ab Scissors, Ab Lounger, a half ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:29:39 EST WELCOME!! Come on In, Read, and Stay Awhile ........... <BR> I have been overweight for more than 15 years. 10 years ago I started having back and nerve problems that, for a very long time, I allowed to define me and strip me of who I really am. I became lazy and had convinced myself that my pain prevented me from doing much of anything. I gained nearly 100 lbs in just over 12 years. In 2006 I had back surgery, by 2008 I became disabled as the pain became unbearable and my meds altered my mind to the point I completely lost myself and had given ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:27:12 EST