SHOSHANA192's SparkPeople Blog SHOSHANA192's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Tracking is my problem! I have been with spark people since 2007. I was reading through a fitness magazine after having my 3rd child, knowing that I need to lose this weight. Also carrying the weight from my first 2 pregnancies. I happen to come across this small add in the back advertising for a website that is FREE and will help with my weight loss goals. From that moment I was hooked and went straight to the site and created my profile. I was tracking everything, down to how much butter I was using to butter my w... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:57:51 EST Wake Up Call! Yesterday afternoon I went to the E.R. with what I thought was a Gallbladder attack. After giving labs and having an ultrasound done. I was told my gallbladder was normal and looked good and my labs were normal. But, they found during the ultrasound that my liver had a lot of excess fat, and told me that I had Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Which explains the pain and discomfort I was feeling on my right side under my rib cage. There is no medicine for it, because the cause is excess body ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 09:16:59 EST Monday! Haven't done much today. Was going to go to the pool at our family centre, but I really needed to get into my garden. Beans need to be picked! I'll blog later this evening to let everyone know how much I got! Have a great Monday! Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:26:09 EST New week ahead! I was planning on doing water aerobics in the morning, but I have no one to watch my son. So I'm going to just take him to the pool and swim around with him instead. I can do the water aerobics class later this week. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:30:35 EST Changing Mentally! Funny, looking at my past few blog posts. I laugh because I am saying the same thing over again, just in different ways. Always saying this is it, I'm changing my ways and losing this weight. It won't happen till I really believe that it will happen. When I will stop making excuses and actually doing what I say. Cleaning out my fridge and pantry. Stop buying the junk and saying that its ok for just this one time. Nothing will change physically, until I change mentally!!! Fri, 8 Jul 2016 22:05:25 EST Setting smaller goals! I am once again on the road to getting healthy and losing weight. Feels like I have made this commitment dozens of times. I have changed my ticker to 199. I will get to my goal weight of 145, but I really want to get under 200 pounds. That is all I am focusing on. I haven't been under 200 pounds in 10 years. My goal is to be under 200 by Christmas. That would be a wonderful present to myself. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:32:27 EST 1st Half of 2014!!! The 1st half of 2014 has been a cold, nerve racking, tiring, and exciting one. Here in Michigan, we had one of the worst winters on record and it all began on Jan. 1st. I think my kids had a total of 10 days of school that month. Along with the winter, we were also in pursuit of buying our first home and happily closed on the house Jan. 13th. It was actually a sunny day, so I look at that as a sign from the good lord himself! Of course though, Michigan weather came back and we moved in snow a... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:09:54 EST New Year Resolution! Short blog today. One of my New Year Resolutions is to be nominated for spark motivator for the day! In order to achieve that, I need to work hard, inspire others, encourage others, and always be there for my fellow sparkers! My other resolutions are the typical ones, eat healthy, exercise daily and most importantly be consistent. Last year I was so good with tracking everyday and logging in and then around April I started missing days and would tell myself that I would make it up the next da... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 23:38:31 EST What is my problem!!! I am having a problem with forgetting and sad to say, a lack of common sense. I picked a bushel of tomatoes yesterday, awesome right! Well left the basket sitting outside in the shade, was going to put in on the deck when I was done in the garden, but I forgot about it and my free range chickens took advantage of my forgetfulness. Now I have about a 1/4 of my bushel left :( I am so upset with myself. That was my second picking with my tomatoes and was going to can more tomato sauce. I have ab... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:27:55 EST Blah day!!! I am feeling so out of it today. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow. I get on the scale tomorrow and i am not looking forward to it. I wasn't very good at tracking this week. Hopefully with kids starting school on the 3rd, my days will be more structured. I start school this Tuesday and will see how it goes with managing school, my kids going back to school, house chores, dinner, kids' sports, and whatever else goes along with being a mom :) Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:34:02 EST Summer!!! Its summer time! And what makes this even more enjoyable is starting the summer 45 pounds lighter. I am very happy with my progress so far, but I must admit that I have been slacking off the last few months. It started in April after spring break. Funny thing is I am still losing weight because I am some what tracking Cal's, but I have not been working out and I am feeling the affects from that. So...goal for July, get in 15 minutes or MORE...of physical activity a day. I think I can handle t... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:41:49 EST Change of Plans!!! In my previous post I planned on getting my hair done when I get to 230. Well, I have decided to wait and use that as my reward for when I get under 200. Once I get under 200 I will take a day and get my hair done and pick out a new outfit. Because getting under 200 will be a huge deal for me. What brought this change was having to spend $60.00 and signing up for a 5K race. I am joining a group called couch potato to 5K. Looking forward to it! It will be my second 5K race, the last one I ran ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:01:04 EST 9 Pounds Away From My First Goal!!! Seeing everyone set mini goals during their weight loss journey, inspired me to start my own. So back in March I set my first goal. Which is getting my hair colored and getting highlights when I reach 230. Looking at my ticker, I realized I am only 9 pounds away from my first goal! My next goal will be getting a new outfit when I reach 199. And if I stay consistent and lose two pounds each week, I will reach that goal by the end of July! Weird to think that. I haven't been under 200 pounds si... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:53:02 EST Ready for this week to be over! On top of my daughter being sick, my husband away for work, parent teacher conferences and my cat passing away, I am ready for this week to be over. I didn't get my workouts in like I normally do and I wasn't consistent with my tracking. Plus there was a few nights of eating out, but I feel I made the proper choices, but none of the restaurants had nutritional menus so I really don't know how many calories I ate. Tomorrow I should burn a few calories going to the laundry mat and catching up ... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 23:04:35 EST Planned my First Reward! I was never going to do this, but I finally planned my first reward for when I hit 230. I really want to color my hair and get highlights, I found a style I really like on Pinterest. So now I will do it, but I have to get to 230 pounds first. I have been thinking about starting reward system, since I see a lot of my spark friends have one. I hope this will help with keeping the motivation. Well I really want to get my hair done, so I better keep my butt moving and kick it up a notch. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:15:40 EST To my surprise!!! I never thought the day would come, that missing my daily workout would make me feel this bad. I spent most of my day on the road and wasn't able to get a workout in. I feel so...sad. I was doing so good these last few weeks and not missing a single one. Sundays are my rest days. <BR> I know that's life, but I am trying to make fitness a big part of my life. So what do I do if I miss one? I guess I can make this my rest day and workout on Sunday and then go back to my regular schedule next w... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 20:40:06 EST This was a, "Oh Yeah", kind of weekend! I had a couple of, OMG moments, this weekend. First was on Saturday when we took the kids sledding. Now normally I would watch from the side lines and not dare try to sled. Just thinking about walking back up the hill was exhausting. Not this time, I was able to sled with my kids and run back up the hill, and not just one time. I had a blast and its a memory that I know my kids will remember. <BR> <BR> My other moment happened today getting ready to go to the laundry mat. I have a pair of je... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 22:00:49 EST Ready to get my hands in the dirt!!! 21 DAYS TILL SPRING!!! I am starting a count down because I am very anxious to get out in my garden. I have tons of new ideas that I am ready to try. Plus I am sick of getting my tomatoes at the store. We ran out quick of the ones I canned. I have a new watering technique that I found on pinterest that I want to try. I am going to try potato boxes this season. Just loads of ideas. I'm ready to be outside in the warm sun and watching everything bloom and the smell of spring, yes...spring has a... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:11:52 EST DARN YOU SWEET TREATS!!! I have been tracking my food and fitness pretty well the last few weeks, but this week has been hard with the sweets. I haven't gone overboard, but I don't have a true count for the calories. My husband was given a pan of homemade brownies. He cut down a tree for an elderly woman and she surprised him with the brownies. It was very sweet for her to do that and I did cut them up in small pieces, but tonight I felt guilty for eating one. Especially with not knowing what the calories are. I rea... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:28:20 EST What a week! This week was an emotional roller coaster for me. The only positive thing about this week is getting my workouts in. Everything else seemed to fall a part. Can't seem to do anything right right now. Hopefully there is improvement over the weekend and next week. <em>39</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:00:24 EST Changed my Ticker! I know I have 120 pounds to lose, but I have decided to change my goal and start small. So I changed my ticker. My first goal is to get under 200 pounds. Seeing 61 pounds to lose is lot easier to stomach then 120. Once I reach 199 I will change my ticker to my next goal weight. <BR> I am happy with the last few weeks. I have been good with tracking my food and increasing my fitness. I am adding on a few minutes extra of cardio each week. I pulled out all of my fitness DVDs and wiped the dust... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 20:39:58 EST Internet and weight loss! On the 13th of this month we will no longer have internet, just on my phone. Our service provider will no longer cover our area. So time to shop around for new service, but there is very little to choose from since we're out in the country. I can do pretty much everything on my phone, but its hard to do the videos, very little screen. I will not let this hinder my goals, so I will make due. Its interesting to see how the internet plays an important role for weight loss. Have a great day! <BR>... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:08:49 EST What a day! This was a non stop kind of day. I was able to get the last 3 SP videos in for the January challenge, so now I am caught up and ready to start week 3. Then it was off to help my husband haul wood, then to the store, haul more wood and then finally home to make dinner. Which was delicious, venison burgers on the grill. I am guessing with everything I did today, I am going to be pretty sore tomorrow. So I think it will be a rest day, but I will still try to get some walking in :) I hope everyon... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 22:36:06 EST It's FRIDAY!!! Busy day today, but I was able to get 30 minutes of cardio in. So ya me! Tomorrow I am going to go cut wood and I know I will get a workout doing that. Hope everyone had a great day and enjoy the weekend. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 19:49:00 EST Feeling good! So today I wanted to catch up on my workout videos, I was able to get 3 done. So I am almost caught up with week 2 in the challenge. I am doing good with keeping track of my food and trying not to go over. Other then that, today wasn't really exciting. It was very windy, and would of been horrible trying to go for a walk. Going to go have my evening snack now, have a great night everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:17:45 EST Rainy day...perfect for house cleaning! So today was another rainy day. Days like this make it a lot easier to do some house cleaning. I don't feel so bad having to stay inside. <BR> I pulled out my total gym and cleaned it off. I am planning on setting it up tomorrow and getting some strength training in. I haven't used my total gym in quite some time. I usually come up with some excuse on why I can't get it out, but no more. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:19:22 EST Thank you Rain! So today was a record breaker with the warm temp. I was hoping to take advantage and get a walk in. But of course with the warm weather, there was rain with some thunder rumbling. Well the rain must of felt my frustration because it held off for the 30 minutes that I walked. It felt so good getting outside and getting fresh air. Especially after being stuck in the house for the weekend being sick. I took it slow and didn't push too much, but I will kick it up just a bit tomorrow. <BR> I hope... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:59:16 EST Warmer Weather! So here in Michigan, the weather can be...unpredictable. You would think for January, it would be cold and snow. Oh no...tomorrow's temps will be close to 60, and Wednesday there is a chance for thunderstorms. Well since I have lived in Michigan my whole life, I am not one bit surprised. That is Michigan weather. <BR> If its going to be somewhat decent out, I think I will go for a walk and get back into my normal routine. I don't want to rush it and do too much, to turn around and get sick a... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:07:06 EST On the mend! So my husband took me to the walk in clinic today, because I woke up feeling horrible. I was guessing I had strep since that is what my oldest and youngest had for the last two weeks. Well come to find out, I had strep, but I also had a double ear infection. So, doctors orders is to rest and take my antibiotic. Hopefully by the end of the week I can slowly get myself back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:36:23 EST Sick! I knew it was going to happen. After 2 weeks of taking care of my little ones that had strep throat. I am pretty sure I have it now. My throat is killing me and I have been fighting a fever for most of the day. So today was a very off day for me. I didn't eat very much, and I did not do one single form of exercise. I know I am probably going to have to see a doc, especially if its strep. Not looking forward to the bill since I do not have health insurance. Wonder if i can fight strep without ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:08:13 EST Felt tired today This felt like a off day for me. I did my spark video today, but my intentions was to put in the new body sculpting dvd that came in the mail yesterday. All I know is I felt so tired it was hard to keep my eyes open, and that was around 11:00am. Which I never feel tired around that time. So hopefully I am not coming down with something. I did take a little nap, but it wasn't for very long. At least I got a video done and tomorrow I will shoot for playing the dvd. As long as I get up before my... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:00:17 EST Trying not to stress! Trying very hard not to stress out this week. Coming back from my daughter having strep last week, I was ready for a "normal" week. Well, far from it. My husbands truck has been out of commission and he has been using my van to get to work. Which has left me without a vehicle. On top of that, the cost for the parts he needs to fix it. These are the times living in the city would benefit me. I could at least walk to stores and what not. But living in the country leaves me stranded. Oh well, I ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:46:39 EST Good week! I started the January Weight loss challenge. I am proud of myself because I have done all the videos so far. I haven't done the 30 minutes of cardio yet for the last two days. I am going to try and squeeze all my cardio in this weekend. For week 2, I am going to do the cardio on the day that its schedule. Instead of trying to do it all in one weekend. Other then that, I am pretty proud of myself! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:09:25 EST Catching up! I am amazed on how fast this month has flown by. I have definitely been busy with work, kids being ill, being ill myself, and shopping for Christmas. Which turned out to be a wonderful Christmas. I am proud of myself though. This month was filled with lots of yummy dinners and a work breakfast, but I managed to stay at my current weight and not gain a single pound. So ya me!!! With the first of January sneaking around the corner, I will make a resolution once again to work on my weight loss. ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:52:33 EST Back again! I have been absent from sparkpeople since August. It was a good month and then school started for my kids and then my schedule was out of whack. So now, after stepping on the scale and seeing some weight added on. I have decided to log back on and start my battle with the scale. This time not giving into chaotic schedules and making excuses. So here is to a fresh start at the beginning of a wonderful and joyous month. I will love my family, my friends, my Jesus and most importantly MYSELF! <... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 22:59:00 EST Why didn't I work out!!! Not much to this blog post today! Just upset with myself because I haven't worked out since last Tuesday. Plus I have had pepsi the last 2 days. But, the best thing about this. Is tomorrow is a new day and I will get some workouts in and NO MORE PEPSI tomorrow. <BR> Good night! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:38:34 EST Tuesday!!! Its Tuesday! I am going to try and get a 10 work out video in today. I am a little sore, I had a mole removed and it hurts a little. I do have to get out in the garden today and get my plants in. I NEED my fresh tomatoes!!! <BR> Hope everyone has a happy sunny day!!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 15 May 2012 08:07:33 EST What a week! This week was definitely an off track week. It didn't really get off track until Wednesday on my birthday. I had to do extra bus runs this week and sub on my kids' playground. Which takes up my whole day. I didn't get any of my work outs in and I didn't track anything. But the good news, tomorrow is a new day and a new week. Its time to get back on track and get working. I am nervous about my weigh in. I will be happy just to maintain at this point. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 13 May 2012 21:59:29 EST Can't wait! I can't wait to have a before and after pic. Wed, 9 May 2012 23:39:44 EST Getting to enjoy sweating my butt off! Can you believe I was actually looking forward to working out this morning. I figured it would take longer for me to feel this way. I find it amazing how exercising changes my mood. I was feeling out of it this morning, but now that I am done working out, I feel like I can tackle my day head on!! <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 9 May 2012 09:20:01 EST WOO HOO! DOWN 2 POUNDS! So it has been a week since my last weigh in, and I am was very nervous getting on the scale this morning. Even though I have been tracking and making the right choices, I find myself nervous stepping on the scale. But, stepping on the scale made my day! Seeing that I lost 2 pounds in 1 week is awesome. I am shooting for 3 pounds this week. Going to up my workouts just a little, and really introduce new, healthier options this week. Snacking is my down fall, so I need to get on spark recipes ... Mon, 7 May 2012 08:42:12 EST Feeling good! So, I have been doing the spark videos for 3 days now. I think what I am most proud of, is that I am doing it. I am not letting the excuses sneak up and take over. I push them aside and get my butt moving. I might be struggling during the workouts, but I am doing it! Today is my rest day, I am getting outside and working in the garden, but first the family and I are going to the movies this afternoon. <BR> This is my at the movies. I am telling myself now to stay strong and do... Sun, 6 May 2012 11:58:53 EST So far so good. So far today I am doing good. I am not snacking like crazy and I am keeping track of everything that I am eating. I am going to try to get some physical activity. It is warming up so I might go for a walk. I was thinking about turning on the kinect and doing some cardio games. Maybe both! I am going to stay consistant and not give up. I give up way to easily. I have clothes that I want to wear, and as long as I am sitting on my butt and not doing a dang thing. I will never get into those clot... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:35:52 EST One mistake leads to other mistakes. Thats how I feel right now. I am trying to stay positive but I make one mistake, example eating something I shouldn't and then I get the attitude that the whole day is ruined. Trying to get that out of my head, because its just a way for me to make an excuse on being able to just keep eating what I shouldn't. Like I have said before, I am constantly fighting with myself. I am slightly frustrated right now :( Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:31:33 EST Ok...lets try this again! New week and I will make some kind of accomplishments. My goal for the week is to not make any excuses. That's what is holding me back. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 08:42:26 EST The good thing about a bad day is...there is always tomorrow So today started out good, like always, but then the afternoon and evening time I blow it. Why??? So tomorrow is a new day and a clean slate to start taking the steps to a healthier life style. I will get there. I need to keep the positive thoughts flowing because I am so good and putting myself down. It is so much easier saying the negative thoughts than the positive. It is something that I have to work on, and I am slowly getting there. I just need to stay positive!!! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:06:25 EST Scheduling workouts...why so difficult! I never can figure out why I can keep appointments and get there on time. Same for work and other functions. But when it comes to working out, I can schedule it but then push it aside if something comes up or just not do it. I need to take exercising just as serious as anything else. I have to tell myself I need to do it because its on the schedule. No more putting it off, just do it!!! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:13:23 EST Not the best start to the week :( It wasn't bad until I was leaving the dr's office. My son had his wellness check up this morning. We were done around 11 am or so. On our way back home I started feeling hungry and kept telling myself that I can eat when I get home, no need to spend the money on stopping. I was arguing with myself and trying to tell myself not to stop at the drive thru. But I lost the battle and went anyway. Now I feel like crap. This is something I do everyday. It is so easy to say negatives things about mys... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:11:52 EST Going to buy the Zumba Video game for the Kinect! At first I was wondering if I should buy the dvd set that is out right now, but I think I am going to stick with the game because it will be able to track my results and make sure I am doing the moves right. I think I am going to get Your shape for the kinect too. I need to get up and get moving. But even though I am starting to feel better I still feel so tired. I need to get my tea ordered. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:26:44 EST What a interesting week!!! Week started off good, but then on Tuesday it went down hill from there. The flu came into my home. There are seven of us in the house and 5 of us got sick. I didn't do anything with keeping track of my calories, but I barely ate anything this week, and I didn't do any kind of working out. But I am not going to stress out about it because it is something I cannot control and next week is another week and I am praying that the illnesses will stay away. Other than that, everything else is goin... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:04:35 EST