SMPO79's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SMPO79 SMPO79's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657906 Food: <BR> Brian and I discussed our food choices last night...we had a mess of fresh veggies in Prego served over spaghetti squash....it was super healthy but I actually think it was overkill. Honestly, I couldn't finish my serving, and I doubt I ate even 400 calories...so it was a win in that aspect. But it just wasn't all that satisfying, if I'm honest. So, I think we need a bit of moderation. It's a work in progress. <BR> <BR> Yesterday and today I've been feeling the pinch of low ca... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:38:37 EST One of my binge foods...the salad bar. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657151 This is not even an 'I'm so awesome at this because I crave salads' thing. This is a legitimate reason for my weight gain/failure to lose in the past year. <BR> <BR> The grocery store near my work has a Whole Foods-ish salad bar, and when I'm feeling like I need a food hug, that's where I go more often than not. But it's not just for some healthy greens with a nice light vinaigrette....nope. I call them my $10 salads. They're sold by weight, so that means at least 2 lbs of food...sometim... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:45:20 EST Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657120 Food: <BR> We had eggs last night for dinner, and I know Brian added a bit of milk, so that means I did not eat completely plant-based yesterday. Still, my weight was down this morning, so....I guess it's not the worst thing to have eggs once in a while. I still avoided cheese and added salt, so that was good. <BR> <BR> I have to find a good vegetable broth to have in the house. <BR> <BR> Today...so far so good...oats with blueberries for breakfast, salad for lunch, raw almonds and a plum... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:49:48 EST Check in 3/25/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656323 Food: <BR> Mostly whole, plant based foods....oats, almond milk, fruit for breakfast, big salad with lots of fresh things for lunch...I was having oil & vinegar for dressing, but I've cut out the oil for lunch this week. Dinner is a combo of veggies/whole grains. <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> Elliptical...30 minutes this week seems easier than last week. <BR> <BR> Wins: <BR> I have cut out most dairy...I don't drink milk in anything and I haven't added cheese to anything. I haven't had eggs,... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:22:30 EST Motivation in Concrete Terms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467991 I've battled my weight for the last 20something years. I can remember times when I've loathed myself for being overweight...I wanted to change so bad, but I couldn't (or wouldn't) find the motivation. In fact, I was usually crying my way through a bag full of Taco Bell while looking for motivation to change. Ugh. Anyway... <BR> <BR> I can also remember times when I was so motivated to get fit, it nearly distracted me from everything else in my life. It was all I thought about. I was hi... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:42:06 EST Am I really only as good as my last weigh-in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466949 That can't be true, can it? <BR> <BR> I don't have one photo of myself and my daughter together. She's nearly three months old. I've already missed so many opportunities to capture memories with her. What if she gets older and asks why I never took photos with her. Will she think I wasn't around, or that I didn't care enough about her to record our time together? What if I do take photos with her and she's ashamed of them later in life because her mother is fat? <BR> <BR> Worse still.... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:08:02 EST New Territory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433343 I may have been this big at some point in my life, but I never would have looked it straight in the face and owned it. <BR> <BR> Here I am. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1417547553.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l291278678.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I almost can't believe that's me. <BR> <BR> Part of me want to lie down and cry...I weigh 265 pounds??!! Before my daughter was born, I had gotten down to 190 and I still thought tha... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:37:23 EST