SEXYMAMA201's SparkPeople Blog SEXYMAMA201's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Going Strong despite my shortcomings So I went over my calories a couple times, and indulged in some fast food. Despite that though, overall I am eating healthier and that was my major goal. Anybody can go on a crash diet in my opinion and lose 15pds only to gain 30 back later. It takes real determination to develop healthier eating habits and stick with it. Yeah I may have my fast food now and then, but honestly I eat healthy 85-90 percent of the time. I know and see people on here who like eat 100 percent organic and thats fin... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:42:52 EST Keeping your head up During this winter season its hard to go to the gym, but I want to encourage all my spark friends regardless if its super cold or super hot where you are keep going. We all know the feeling when we miss a day so lets not get ourselves in that predicament lets keep going strong and we will be where we want in our due time. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:50:27 EST Really Motivated... I am really motivated and getting a lot of comments from friends and associates about my weight loss. It feels really good. It motivates me to stay in the gym and eating healthier has become a lot easier, and I am becoming more self-aware of how to eat. People think self-control has something to do with weight loss, but I think it has to do with you as a person... you have to train yourself to lose the weight and to be healthy. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:16:19 EST Lost 24 pounds over 5 months and steady going So I went to the doctor and after being there the last time which was about a month ago I lost 8 more pounds and overall my doctor told me I lost 24 pounds over the span of 5 months. I was thinking to myself well it could of been more, but he told me its hard to do and not a lot of people can do what I have been doing this is keeping me encouraged and motivated to keep losing weight and all the compliments I have been getting are extremely helpful. I am down from a 26-28 to almost a 22 in my ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:02:38 EST Getting Weighed on Friday So Friday I have a doctor's appointment and I am getting weighed again so I am hoping I have lost some more I am confident I have since I can now wear a 22 in my pants (its a little snug, but at least I can button them lol). I am finally getting a hold on my fast food addictions. I can eat the fast food sometime, but I remain REALISTIC and within my calorie count. I feel now that I have control over my eating habits and have stuck with my exercise routine I am going to be successful with this... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 11:14:47 EST Still feeling inadequate I went out with friends today, and I got a lot of compliments about my weight loss and how I am doing. I am still feeling inadequate though, like I am still not beautiful or pretty enough and that I don't have what guys are looking for or what society considers beauty. People today are so influenced by society that its hard to resist the feeling of being not good enough. Even with my spirtual relationship and my closeness with GOD it's not enough to help me get confidence. I guess I mainly je... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 02:46:30 EST Wendy's made it in So... as you guys know I was being strict on myself when it came to fast food. Technically I still am but I found a way to incorporate it in and I am happy that this feeling of deprivation is gone. I was always wondering why I had to do such a sacrifice when eating right and better when it came to dieting. Its because I was eating wrong 3X a day and as a college student that was hard not to do when fast food is all in your face. However giving yourself a little wiggle room makes for less of a... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:13:52 EST Febuary Here I Come So this month got off to a rocky start with my eating.... I tried to give myself some wiggle room and go to a dunkin donuts and I even though I didn't go over my carbs some of my choices today were poor. FEAR NOT I am not discouraged actually I am happy... I had been so strict on myself that eating something a little bad didn't make me feel bad at all. I just need to watch what I eat, and be careful can't do dunkin donuts that much any more or better yet I need to plan it and be sure that all... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 23:48:25 EST Its an awesome day.... In a few days I will have been using spark people consistently for a month now and I am happy to say I see the changes in not only my body, but my overall happiness and health. I am way more energized and happier most of the time. Most of my foods I don't even crave anymore and I have adapted a whole new way of eating. I am truly convinced that I am losing weight without the scale telling me so. I am wearing old clothes again and they fit my body right. Its just so amazing and heartfelt. I qu... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:48:44 EST Its a new dawn Its a new day okayyyyy Jennifer we get it Hey spark people family.... I wanted to write a more lighthearted blog today and let everybody know I am seeing the changes in my body. It feels so good. I do get on the scale, but with everything women in general go through I look for the results. I am seeing them in my legs especially and arms and the double chin is finally starting to go away (yayyyyyyy). I need to work on strength training so I can get this stomach flat and be ready for the summer, maybe I will have the courage to wear a ... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:20:59 EST Reaching My Limit with Skinny Bitches Okay... so you know I talk about my roomates a lot and how I wish they would motivate me and what. But this has reached my limit. They ate some of my fresh bananas I bought the other day from the grocery store. Not a problem in most cases right ??? Well in this case its a big problem, especially since I use my fruits as replacements for unhealthy snacks. Now if we were all equally contributing to this factor in the house it wouldn't be a big deal. But they still eat out or are cooking things ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:59:00 EST WORKING OUT So i am excited because i am going to work out today and thats exciting to me... I know but i know I can do it, and I am taking my friend Tonya's advice and looking at the fat content and the carbs as opposed to trying to get everything in. Being a college student its impossible to do it all right now... I am going to hit up a fast food place, but its all in moderation and I have to drink my water and work out. Today was the first day my fat count was high since i started January 3rd. Its alm... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:27:01 EST Sticking to it.... I went grocery shopping for so many diffrent things and I am excited about healthy cooking :D I know that sounds a bit lame but I am trying brown rice and baked chicken tonight.. This is a lot easier than one may think and thanks to the support of people on here I am doing well. A friend had me calculate my BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) basically how fast my body burns calories and I was surprised it burned so many at just a sitting rate... so the only reason I was getting fat was my eating habi... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:52:34 EST Feeling a bit in the middle. Even though, I am losing weight and all that is good and I am sticking to my dietary needs and everything. I feel like I have hit that plateau where I am not losing anymore. Its hard finding clothes that fit and it makes me feel very sad that I am not losing any more weight, and I also am still lacking the support from outside sources which makes this journey hard but I am still going to keep doing it because its important to me. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:57:06 EST Inspiration I am losing weight and starting to really feel good about myself. I have inspiration from a lot of places. Some are my inner wanting to lose weight, and others are from just wanting to be a better person. I want to be a healthier me so that motivates me all the time, and seeing my clothes get bigger and people telling me how they see the weight loss is exciting. :) I am need to workout with my crunches again, but since I am injured for the time being I haven't been doing it. I am walking howe... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 21:17:18 EST Today another Day I am doing pretty good with my eating but seriously need to watch my carb intake because even though subway is the lesser of the fast food evils they stil have some unhealthy processed stuff there. I know if I get simply veggies it would be a lot easier but I feel like thats a struggle I have to get through. Losing this weight is not an easy task and I know I can do it I have lost 7-8 pounds already... however being tressed with school and work can overwhelm you and I wish I had actual peopl... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:42:40 EST I HAVE LOST ANOTHER 10 POUNDS so today was like any other day I worked out and how much i weighed since i was last at the doctor was really concerning me. which was mid way through december close to my finals or after. I weighed 285 which was about 10 pounds less than before because I stopped being fired up and was almost at 300 295 or 297 it was not looking good. However I got serious about my weight this new year and even when i got diagnosed with diabetes i knew there had to be a change so i started from there. So afte... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:51:35 EST Working Hard Going Strong So currently I am alone in this race to better health and I haven't been working out as much as I want to. I battle everyday deciding whether or not I am being to extreme on myself or is this how it should be. I feel like jekyll and hyde some days I want that crispy chicken from burger king but know its loaded with sodium and fat... so I opt out, I feel this is only me being human. My roommates don't help much either. They both are really thin and even though they are concerned with looks and... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:54:16 EST Hey........ So its a weekend and I am still doing this. I know i blog everyday but I feel like its a good way to keep me motivated and to let me know that I can still do it. I am not a great cook.... and its so hard staying on the go with things like keeping snacks around you know. I am still motivated though even though I feel like I am doing this solo. I also hate sometime that my roomates order take out in front of me or eat stuff they know i cannot really eat. I wish I had more support but I feel lik... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:04:14 EST TGIF Hello Spark Family.... Thank God its Friday and I am still doing good on this journey with nurtrition. I am keeping my caloric count under 2000 but I raised it to the maximum 1800 because of keeping my energy up. I am happy to get to relax and plan to work out tomorrow because I skipped today..... a girl needs some rest xooxoxoxoxox Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:13:51 EST Fell Off the wagon So I fell off the wagon today I ate at dunkin donuts and had a muffin that was way to unhealthy. I didn't even know until I charted it. It was the stress in my life that caused it and i am so mad at myself for doing it. I just have to make sure to keep everything in check and make sure I don't let these things stress me because my goal is to get weight off. I have to stay focused. I have to believe in myself and know I can do it. I am upset about things today but I will get through it, I am n... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 21:06:22 EST Working Hard Today I had a pretty good day but being in school is making this trip rough but I am going to make it through this tiresome time. I think I have to keep my eyes on the goal, In my contract I made I am supposing to be saving up for a new wardrobe so I need to stay on my game.. I am sure I am going to keep it up. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:01:39 EST Keep going need a spark WELL I AM DOING WELL SO FAR CUTTING MY CALORIES AND WORKING OUT I KNOW THAT SOON THE WEIGHT WILL COME OFF BUT SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED BECAUSE I JUST WANT THE SMALLER BODY SO BAD... AND EVEN THOUGH I KNOW IT WILL COME IN TIME I WISH IT WOULD GET HERE SOONER. I AM GOING TO KEEP THE FAITH THIS IS A CRUCIAL TIME FOR ME BECAUSE I TRULY FEEL MY PERSONALITY DOES NOT MATCH MY BODY AND THATS IMPORTANT TOO ME. I WANT TOO FEEL BEAUTIFUL AND SEXY AND RIGHT NOW I DON'T, BUT I KNOW SOON ENOUGH I WILL. ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 17:20:24 EST Working Out So I have began working out and I am sooo sore. I want too keep going though because I know even though I am eating better I need to keep moving, in order to burn those pounds. I wish I hadn't waited soo long to get back to working out and with my work schedule I am not sure how I will keep it up, but I am going to take advantage of the time I do have and work out at my gym for at least 30 min on my available days I hope this helps me to shed the pounds I want to shed. Sometime I get discoura... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:08:05 EST Dunkin Donuts Defeated So I am a big Dunkin Donuts fan, and they put one right in the middle of my campus in our student center. I was so excited and eating there a lot at first. Today I went for a meeting to help make my resume better and it was open during this break time (I got to University of Illinois @ Chicago).... any way I was soo tempted to get my regular which is a sausage egg and cheese crossianwich.... but I did not, because I knew I was trying too make a life change and there are things I want to wear ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:16:36 EST