SLIM-SUCCESS's SparkPeople Blog SLIM-SUCCESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Ok. I fell off again . . . but good news> I fell off. Gainded about 20 pounds, but now I am doing WW. It has been working. I bought and ActiveLink today and start it tomorrow. I will keep everyone up on how it works.==Still a sparker <BR> <BR> God is good! <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:55:51 EST Musings- Gluten, Staying on Track, Progress. . . Today, I posted what I ate for yesterday and this morning. I looks like I am able to stay on track even if I do not post. As long as I watch what I eat. I had ice cream yesterday because I allow myself that pleasure on Sunday. I still was able to stay on track calorie wise. <BR> <BR> I also measured myself. I lost .5 inch in the hips. I want to step it up this week and do more exercise. <BR> <BR> I noticed that alleviating the gluten does make a difference in my mood and my will p... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:06:11 EST Progress--sloooow--but progress I finally measured myself today and I lost 1/5 inch in my waist. This is with a marginal try at staying on track. I have been eating less and doing Zumba once a week. So. I am thinking. If this is happening with me just being aware, what can happen when I really get on board. I see prayer being answered. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Tue, 28 May 2013 10:45:29 EST I did Zumba today I did well yesterday and today. Today, I did Zumba. I feels good to be back on track. I know I can do this. Tue, 21 May 2013 20:15:17 EST What I do today--Changes my future. I cannot change the past--it is done. However, I can change my future by what I do today. If I stay the same today, I will just keep my past going on. If I want to be thinner in my future, I have to stop doing what keeps me in the past. I have the Spirit of Self-control. Mon, 20 May 2013 12:03:21 EST It has been rocky--but I am back on track Since I started trying to get the weight off again, I have struggled. The last time, I made up my mind and zoomed straight ahead. This time it has been very rocky--on again and off again. I am trying to grab hold of the motivation, but it always seems to slip away. So far this morning, I am doing good. I am going to have to pray my way through the rest of the day. I believe the feelling of failure--yes, that's it--it is the feeling of failure that is eating at me, so I eat to make mysel... Mon, 20 May 2013 12:01:01 EST I strayed--still lost a pound. God is so good. I have strayed again, It has been a month since I was last here. However, I was still dealing with the fact that I need to lose this weight. I prayed this morning and asked the Lord to help me. He gave me the courage to get on the scale. I lost a pound. This shows me that If I just do what I am suppose to do--eat right, exercise ( I have been doing Zumba once a week) that it will show. I must stop being so hard on myself and try to not worry. I am back again. Sun, 19 May 2013 13:02:20 EST I am struggling I am having a really hard time this time around. I did not have this problem the least time I list wedding with spark. For some reason I cannot get motivated. I am praying. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 03:02:44 EST Still Here! I am still here. I will not give up. God is on my side. It is a new day tomorrow. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 03:59:35 EST Messed Up. . . Well I have been messing up. But, that just means I have to stop. I will get back on track tomorrow. I have been kind of depressed and started emotionally eating. I have to shake it and let go. <BR> <BR> Lord give me peace. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 22:40:03 EST Just another day. . . Just thought I would post. I am still doing well. Losing slowly, but I am doing good. I have been thinking about starting a inches lost group. I find I am happier not knowing what is on the scale--inches are so much more consistent--I think. <BR> <BR> Well=I am off to continue my day. Thank you Lord for another successful and blessed day. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 14:00:19 EST April 1st Lost Inches--No Aprils Fool--I know where I am Going. I feel good. I may not be losing loads of weight and lighting fast speed, but I am losing. I lost .5 inch in my waist and 2.5 inches in my hips. I will not weigh until I have lost another 2.5 inches in my hips. <BR> <BR> I plan on doing better with the exercise this month. I know where I am going and it is down, down, down.. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day everyone--spring has sprung. God is good. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:35:54 EST Determined to Make It Today is a another day that I battle with the desire to overeat. I am winning. I am keeping it under control, today. Yesterday? Well--we just will let yesterday be yesterday. Today, I AM in control. <BR> <BR> Thank you Lord for the spirit of Self-control Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:27:02 EST Healthy Choice Frozen Greek Yogurt ---Yessss! I have discovered this delight. Only 100 calories. If I eat it real slow it satisfies. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:31:13 EST Going off Track. . . Ok. I have to pull it together. For that last three days I have been eating a little tooo much. I haven't fallen off the wagon completely, but if I don't watch out, I will. So, it stops here. I am getting a grip--Spirit of Self Control I am calling on you. Lord keep me. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 21:59:36 EST Don't know what the scale is saying - but 7 inches lost. I have not weighed myself. I decidied to do it once a month. The scale is so discouraging. However, since my last measurement I lost 4 inches in the waist and 3 inches in my hips. So, I am losing. I decided I would not let the scale be my only indicator of lost. That is how I fell off the wagon the last time I was on this journey. I am feeling good about this/ <BR> <BR> Praise the Lord--my prayer is being answered. <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:37:04 EST Yep--I messed up, but so what!!! Yep. I messed up last night. I was setting up my online class for the next session and got STREEEEESSSSEEED!!!!!. SO, I ate a whole back of Palmer's chocolates. My disappointment is not in the fact I ate the chocolates, it is in the fact that eating them did not take away the stress or the tiredness. So, it was a waste of time-- I would have done better to drink some coffee or make my peanut butter with hershey's chocolate powder with stevia treat. But when you are tired you do not thin... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:02:00 EST 25 days-- A week to go before weigh in and measurements Well--this is 25 days that I have come back. I have been back before, but this is the longest. I keep remembering that I have the "Spirit of Self-Control" that has helped me a lot. At this moment, I am feeling strong. I so look forward to the weigh in on the first Tuesday of March. God has been good. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:46:18 EST 21 days Doing Good Well Tuesday was 21 days on my diet. I don't know how much I have lost, because I will not weigh in until the first Tuesday of March. However, I put on a pair of jeans I could not button today and I was able to button them. Also, I put on a belt last week and was able to put the buckle in the third hole. Before I was only able to put the buckle in the first hole. So, I know I am losing--how much I don't know--but I am. <BR> <BR> After making the mistake of getting on the scale last tim... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:14:00 EST I made a BIG mistake Ok. I am not suppose to get on the scale until Tuesday. Tuesday is my weigh in day. But NOOOOOO. I had to get on the scale today. I KNEW BETTER. I did not need to see the scale today. <BR> <BR> I got on==== and the numbers have not moved. Then I couldn't believe it and I got on about an houir later and the numbers were higher. I am laughing at myself, because I knew this would happen. So I am blogging out the frustration. <BR> <BR> I am a child of God. I asked God to help me los... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 09:45:10 EST Tracker Discovery! I was tracking my food today and I realized my calorie range had changed. Normally, my range is 1200- 1500. Today is was 1400 - 1800. I thought the tracker was broken, but after looking at the previous days of tracking, I noticed I had been eating less than 1200 calories. The tracker recalculated and gave me more calories to eat today. What a wonderful concept. This tool is invaluable. Thank you Sparkpeople. Your tools are great. <BR> <BR> Thank you Lord for leading me back here. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:18:31 EST Weigh in Day--I lost 2 pounds This is day seven of my returning journey. Praise God I lost 2 pounds. <BR> <BR> So, I see staying within my calorie range works. My next challenge is starting to excercise. <BR> <BR> It is not easy. I have learned to embrace the hunger. I have learned to tell myself I have the sprity of self-control via the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord for answering my prayer. It is going to be a long trip, but I can do it. This time I know where I am going. I know what to do and I have no delusio... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:39:57 EST Using Self Control on Day 6 I made it to day--just barely. We went to a Chinese buffet, but I did not overeat. I ate high on my range today, but not past it. <BR> <BR> Saying to myself==I have the spirit of self control has blessed me. God is good. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 22:56:00 EST I made it to day three! Well this is day three and I have stayed within my calorie range. I still have not exercised, but I know it will come. I remember Oprah said that her doctor told her to "embrace her hunger." I understand what that means. I kind of feels good not to overeat. Also, I like to think that the feeling of hunger means my body is going after the fat to burn it. <BR> <BR> I don't mean hunger from not eating, I mean hunger from wanting more. When I know I have just eaten, ant the meal was heal... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:11:30 EST First Day Again This is the end of my first day--again. I finally broke down and got on the scale. Last year this time I was about 198 - up from 165. Today I was 267. Well, I have accepted that I have to do it all over again. So, day one down==almost. I haven't had dinner yet. I have about 341 calories left to eat. <BR> <BR> I do always want to thank God for his grace in each and everyday though, no matter how I feel. Thank you Lord for day one. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:41:13 EST