SKYE996's SparkPeople Blog SKYE996's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 51 - Losing pounds....losing inches Yesterday I went shopping and bought some size 14 skinny jeans....I'm so happy I'm actually back into a 14. Today I weighed in and I lost 2.7 pounds from last week.....I'm so happy to see the scale going in the right direction. <BR> <BR> I seem to be staying on track with losing even though sometimes I don't always make the best choices in food. I know that I have been lacking some in my workouts but I really want to get back on track with working out daily. <BR> <BR> What I need to f... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:16:16 EST Day 44 - Time to clean up the aftermath I'm finally home from vacation. I didn't do as bad as I thought I did. I did my usual weigh in today and I did gain :( but ever so slightly. I only gained 1.4 pounds in the 10 days I was gone. I'm not mad because I knew I was going to gain something. I'm actually happy it wasn't more. <BR> <BR> I did lots of walking while I was away. My intentions were to play my dance games nightly but that didn't seem to happen. The walking and a few short hikes made up the entirety of my workouts w... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:46:23 EST Day 32 - The next 10 days will test me So far so good. I've dropped about 11 pounds in the month of July. I'm hopeful that I can keep this up. I know as I get further into my journey I'll have to work harder to keep up the losing but I'm ready for it. <BR> <BR> My vacation starts tomorrow. I am going to have to re-think my meal plans for the next 10 days. I never thought I'd say this but I'm actually going to miss my kitchen. I know we'll be eating out tomorrow night because we're overnighting at my mom's house in Cincy o... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 13:38:32 EST Day 26 - Uh Oh, the weekend is upon us...... I tend to have a harder time on the weekends since all of my meals must be planned with two people in mind. Or shall I say....we tend to want to eat lunch out instead of making something at home. This is because my boyfriend and I both tend to eat sandwiches for lunch during the week so we don't want them during the weekends. This, in turn, tend to lead to overeating. At least I'll have some good workouts this weekend. <BR> <BR> We will be attending the Great Lakes Medieval Faire this we... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:02:15 EST Day 23 - weigh in day - sigh, ugh, hmmm, huff & puff, shut up SIGH........ It never fails. I get a good run going and then it seems like I just can't keep it going. I know what is wrong and what I shouldn't do but I just can't seem to make myself stick with what I know is right. <BR> <BR> UGH.......... I tend to weigh myself daily. I know that you shouldn't do that but it helps me to do so. I know that I will fluctuate daily so it's not really a big deal. However, a couple of days ago I checked my weight and I was very happy with the number I ... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:43:02 EST Days 20 & 21 and some planning ahead Yesterday was okay. We went out to lunch at our fave mexican joint so I was a little worried about my calories (I'm just can't say no to queso dip) but once I logged everything it wasn't as bad as I thought. I made a low cal quiche for dinner and did 60 min of aerobic dance so I managed to stay within my goals for the day. On top of the dancing I did a lot of walking too so that helped. <BR> <BR> Today I finally got my pedometer. I've been wanting one for a while so I could track my ste... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:04:17 EST Here comes the weekend - Day 19 Yesterday went well. I stayed within my calorie goal and although I didn't get to the gym, I did lots of cleaning and used my mini-stepper. All in all, not a bad day. <BR> <BR> Today is what I call a "hungry day" Every once in a while I'll have a day where I just feel hungry all the time no matter when or what I eat. I know I'll have to watch myself today very closely so I don't overeat. <BR> <BR> It's still super hot here so I'll be doing Zumba or Just Dance 4 on the Wii for my workout ... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:56:09 EST Day 18 - staying on track Let's see. Yesterday didn't end too badly. I didn't make it to the gym again last night because of the heat. I didn't let it get me down though. I challenged my beau to a game of Just Dance 4. We ended up dancing away for 90 minutes. It was a great workout and on top of that it was super fun. <BR> <BR> I drank 12 glasses of water AND stayed within my calorie goal. It was a little tough last night trying to find something to snack on to reach my calorie goal. I never thought I'd have ... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:56:54 EST The 17th Day <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> As the temperature rises so does the stress about what to do for a workout. The gym at my apartment is so tiny and there is no airflow in it. Not to mention that they don't turn the A/C on in there. Hitting the gym there is definitely an option......if you want heat stroke. <BR> <BR> I would love to wait until later in the evening, once the sun goes down, to go for a nice walk. I can plan and plan b... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:21:23 EST Day 16 I was so not wanting to do my weekly weigh in or measurements this morning but I did. I was surprised at what I saw. My measurements changed....for the better and my weight didn't change. I have never been so happy to see the scale NOT move from last weeks weigh in. <BR> <BR> Ok, ok, I know what you are thinking.....why is this strange girl so happy she didn't lose any weight. Here is the reason. I had a bad for me dinner on Friday, a horrible for me lunch on Saturday, and a not so good... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:48:50 EST Day 12 Today will be an interesting day. I have a 3-4 hour car trip later today. A business dinner party this evening and lunch with family tomorrow. I'm thankful the hotel I'll be staying at has a gym that is open 24 hours. I'm looking forward to having something other than a treadmill to work with. I, of course, will have to step up my workout tonight since I'm planning on having pizza for lunch tomorrow. Should be an interesting weekend to say the least. <BR> <BR> My goals for this weekend... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:13:53 EST Day 11 It's now midday on day 11 and I'm feeing blah. I woke up achy and just not quite feeling right. I'm not going to over push myself today but I have so much to do along with getting my workout in at some point. At least dinner tonight is left overs so that makes things a bit easier. <BR> <BR> On the bright side. I have to pack for an over night trip to Cincy for a business party so I guess that is some sort of extra workout, right? I was at the mercy of the pre planned menu at dinner as I... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:49:30 EST Day 10 So I'm on day 10 of my diet and fitness plan and I feel as if I'm doing pretty well. My weigh in was yesterday and I really liked the number I saw when I stepped on the scale. I'm trying to remind myself that I won't see that high of a number every time so I won't get discouraged. That is something I must pound into my head. <BR> <BR> My daily workouts aren't a big deal. In the past 10 days I've really only had 2 times that I didn't "feel" like doing them but I did anyway. But.....there... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:40:33 EST Wait! What did that scale say?!?!?! <em>334</em> Holy Cow!!! Well a little less of a cow that is. No I don't really think of myself as a cow, it just made me giggle. I'm actually a bit stunned today. I was nervous about my weigh in today and I've just realized I didn't need to be. I lost 4.2 pounds!!! Yay me!!! <BR> <BR> Now it's time to review what I've done the past week and see what I did right. I'm losing weight and inches and I feel pretty good. I know that I can't expect those results every week but hey it's a... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:56:58 EST I never thought.... <em>198</em> Wow! I never thought i'd actually enjoy working out. I know it's only been a few days since I started doing so daily but I feel great. I did have one day where I was super tired and didn't really want to but I did it anyway. <BR> <BR> I can tell that it's doing something to me. I woke up this morning a little sore but nothing unbearable. I have also found that I can run at a faster speed on the treadmill than I could on day 1. <BR> <BR> No longer will I look at work o... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 18:18:18 EST Past, Present, Future <em>249</em> It's now July 2013 and it's 1 year since my boyfriend and I decided to start living a healthier lifestyle. I took some time to get everything into perspective and here is what I came up with. <BR> <BR> 7/2012 - 7/2013 = PAST <BR> Although I still have a ways to go I've kept myself 10 pounds lighter than where I started last year. The past year has been filled with gains and losses but hey a loss is still a loss even if it doesn't seem like much. I must remind myself that I ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:30:31 EST Please help, feeling discouraged :( <em>24</em> I just don't know what I could be doing wrong. Its been 22 days and my weigh in today shows only a 1 pound total weight loss since my first weigh in. I weigh in weekly so I've had 4 so far and here is how they went <BR> <BR> -starting weigh in (week 1) <BR> -week 2 = .6 pounds gained from week 1 <BR> -week 3 = 1 pound gained from week 2 <BR> -week 4 = 2.6 pounds lost from week 3 <BR> <BR> Yes I know that is a loss from week 3 but I just don't understan... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:53:01 EST Hoping.... I've been doing good this week (at least I think so) but I'm still nervous for my next few weigh ins. I'm so used to seeing my numbers go down then up then down then up......and so on. I want nothing more than to get out of this rut. I want to get at least a few pounds off before my vacation in August. I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. <BR> <BR> Hopefully this weekend will be nice so I can get out and practice inline skating. My boyfriend and I have a wonderful walking/sk... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:07:37 EST How do I stay on track? I've lost weight in the past and I know I can do it again. I want to lose 50 pounds and keep it off once and for all. My big problem is staying on track with the diet and exercise. The last time I undertook this journey my life was a bit different....I had a treadmill to use whenever I wanted and I mostly ate alone so I could really plan my meals easily. I have moved since then and now I have another person to think about when planning meals and no treadmill to run on anymore. I live in ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:21:32 EST