SKYELIN's SparkPeople Blog SKYELIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I'm Back! Was hoping I could stay the targeted weight I acquired but I goofed and here I am again now needing to loose 30 lbs...ok, so I didn't gain all the weight back still am down 74 lbs but I am afraid if I don't get back on the band wagon, all will be lost and I don't mean my weight. So here I am, hoping to get myself on the straight and narrow; getting fit and thin! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:28:10 EST Happy Hump Day As of today, I've not only made my goal but I've lost nearly 2 more lbs..This has been an incredible journey, not just for my weight lost but for a bit of self-discovery as well. I learned I had some more trash that needed discarded and to the dump it went without a fight...I feel uplifted, happy all the time and I've found some self-confidence that I didn't know possible...I hold up my head now, I don't hide behind big shirts, sweaters and jackets..In fact, it could be freezing outside and ... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:58:05 EST I Made Goal!! I’m excited that as of today, I made goal..No more weight needed to be lost, now it’s time for phase 2 of my life – maintain this healthy life style….Through this last 11 months, when I began this journey, I never knew how much of my life would change as well….. <BR> <BR> January 2, 2010, I made a choice to give myself a better life and I thought losing the weight was the whole answer, but it wasn’t…What I learned this year is that I had to let go of the past (very nasty marriage and divorce... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:53:47 EST Nearing Goal I'm now within 2 lbs of reaching goal..I can't believe it!! Not that my journey and challenge is completely over, the time for me to begin maintenance now starts...I'm excited and scared..I've never met this challenge before and here I am, nearly a year later and 102 lbs gone...I feel exhilarated, happy and very proud of myself for sticking to it… <BR> <BR> It's interesting that I'm still literally having fun researching new recipes or working over my old ones to make them healthier...I loo... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:23:23 EST Nearing My Birthday In less than 30 minutes, I will be celebrating my birthday...I could tell you how old I am, but really does it matter? What matters is that I have lost 87 lbs and have less than 20 lbs to go...It doesn't matter how many candles are on the cake, ok so I'm not really having any cake, but I'm now wearing a size 10. My long term goal is a size 8, so I'm getting there... <BR> <BR> I am still working towards getting healthier and enjoying my husband, children, grandchildren and the rest of my f... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 01:38:03 EST A Weird Kind of Fear The fact, that I live out in nowhere land, I rarely see people during the week and only a little more than a chance through the weekends...Oh, I don't mind, I have my gardens, my quilting, my cross stitching and other needlework...I have the mountain behind me and a river in front of me...But every couple of months, I end up going out of town either to WA State to visit my children/grandchildren or to Kalispell to visit my MIL... <BR> <BR> On Wednesday, my MIL is having surgery and her siste... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 02:23:01 EST It's Oficially Friday - Weigh In Day!! Every Friday is my offcial weigh in day!! I lost nearly 5 lbs this week, what a shocker...I don't normally do this but I have worked at exercising harder than ever and I fill up on my green veggies, drank my green tea and my 12 glasses of water...I feel fantastic other than a little tired tonight...Anyway, I'm looking forward to some sun and bike riding this weekend...I wish you all a great weekend with your family and friends. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 01:35:34 EST Choosing to Be Happy and Healthy I have these choices in my life all the time and it's amazing for the first time in my life, I'm choosing to be happy and to be healthy...Unlike the past, where I did what I did because I felt I had to, I no longer feel that way...I'm blessed to have such a wonderful husband, loving children and grandchildren, friends and my Sparks... <BR> <BR> The choice is easy..It's not even difficult or even questionable this time...It's a life change, not temporary...It's a great big beautiful world we... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 01:33:14 EST Happy Dancing There are days when I just feel so outrageously happy....Each day that I check those scales whether they go down or not, I don't fear them any longer...I don't go out of my way to avoid the bathroom and even mirrors..Ok, I'm not thin yet by any means but the weight I've already taken off, just has given me a new perspective...It's truly amazing what that extra weight had done to my self esteem and today, when I saw that I have lost 53 lbs, I just couldn't help myself but run around singing ... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 01:23:19 EST A Special Thank You My whole heartfelt thank you goes to Sparks and to the wonderful people I've met along the way on this journey...I feel like I'm flying high above the clouds and yet I'm still grounded...This group and so many special people have helped me through the tough times in the beginning and still do...I feel like I have conquered a weight burden, even though I still have half of the weight to lose...My attitude is high, my stress level as low as it can be, I sleep so much better, I love to exercise ... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:35:59 EST Hooray!! Today, I wore a pair of jeans I haven't worn in 3 years...I've been looking at them over and over knowing each day, wasn't the right one...But.....Today was it!!!!! They are a bit snug but I can zip and button them and even put my hands in my pocket....I felt so fantastic...However, I'm going to put them away for another 5 pounds but the fact that I was able to wear them and even comfortably, I'm delighted.....52 pounds gone and only 52 to go!!!! Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:58:12 EST It's Saturday!! I feel truly empowered this weekend...I've lost weight; one more pound before I hit the halfway point!!! I've been easily making healthier choices. I've added a bit more to my exercising, including adding some weights to some of my cardio ones...I've noticed that with each day passing, it's beoming habits even second nature. <BR> <BR> Now, I still have a long way to go but I can see a pedicure, cute sandals and a pair of shorts in the near future for me as summer approaches... <BR> <BR> I... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 12:55:13 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day To Everyone!! I'm a firm believer we all have a bit of the "Irish" in us even if only attitude so I just wanted to make sure I send my very best wishes to all of you in having a super "green" day..I also want to extend my very best wishes to my parents who are celebrating their 59th year together today and to my husband's aunt (Irma) a special birthday wish...What a day.. <BR> <BR> I joined Trainer James group and his challenge for the day was eat green with each meal...So, today, I ate cabbage, celery, g... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 01:01:57 EST Saturday Tomorrow is my husband's birthday so we are heading out of town so that I can take him to a special lunch...(I live in a little quaint town)...I'm hoping that I can stick to my new lifestyle change and make good choices throughout the day where I have to select food. I wish for all of you a beautiful Saturday...Know peace, joy, comofort and love!! hugs Sat, 13 Mar 2010 11:47:44 EST Kind of a Rough Day I'm not sure what was going on with me.....I didn't sleep very good last night, I woke up to a 3 ounce weigh gain yet I didn't go over my quota and my husband who everything in sight lost weight...Even my exercising took a toll today, couldn't get the rythym on anything and I just feel blah!!...I'm sure days like this happen, but it's been so long since I felt this way, it was disappointing....I even questioned whether or not to continue loosing weight...I still have 58 more pounds or so to l... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:03:57 EST Goals I see so many have set goals for their weight loss and I realize I have set none really...My only goal when I started this journey was to get healthy, to be able to play with my grandchildren. And as much as I still have that goal in focus, I think this evening I'm going to sit down and write up some...Fun ones and definitely obtainable, but a couple all the same.. <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone for starting me thinking this way...Perhaps I do deserve a few little rewards in my conquest! <BR>... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:39:33 EST Tuesday! It's Tuesday and I feel wonderful...Lost a bit of more weight and ready to go..The weather is a bit grey but then again, if we don't have these type of days, we wouldn't really appreciate the beautiful sunny ones would we? My wish for all of you is to have joy, peace and love in your lives... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:15:40 EST It's a Monday!! After taking my Sunday off from exercising, I'm back at it...I've managed to do about 1 hour and 45 minutes and I feel awesome....My sweet husband made me this 4 oz piece of steak and I created a salad that looked like a work of art..I also roasted some asparagus and it was delicious...Normally, Monday's weren't a great day but not anymore...It is a great day!!!! Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:27:53 EST 110:05 PM - Sunday It's been a great week and I'm looking forward to this next week...I'm going to work harder, do better and then enjoy Saturday with my husband celebrating his birthday...My wish to all, is to have a great week and a life you all desire.. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 01:06:36 EST It's Friday!! It's Friday and weigh in day for me..I've lost 43 lbs - Hooray!!!..I feel so much better, my knees don't bother me and I find I'm more agile...I look forward to getting up each day and exercising, trying new recipes and continuing my goal for a better body..I was going to write the word "challenge" but I'm discovering with each passing it's no longer a challenge but a "lifestyle"...Happy Friday!!! Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:35:01 EST It's Thursday!! It's Thursday and I'm on a roll...Another day a few more ounces gone...I find that I'm enjoying exercising, trying new healthy foods and getting out...I feel as though I can conquer the world. I wish to everyone the same feelings...Know that you can do i and make a positive difference in your lifet!! Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:59:58 EST Feel Terrific From the time I started this new challenge of my life, I've managed to take off 43 lbs...I'm so excited, nearing half way point and thinner than my husband... <BR> <BR> Also, I find myself feeling so much better in the morning, getting up with no more sore knees... <BR> <BR> Today, we went into town and when I placed my hands on my lap, normally on my stomach, I discovered it truly was my lap...Hooray!! <BR> <BR> What a great day! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:09:17 EST A Beautiful Day!! <em>184</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:53:50 EST