SOTIREDOFTHIS's SparkPeople Blog SOTIREDOFTHIS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New me... Hello All and Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Last year I started of great and then the wheels fell off in the Spring. I have to weigh see if I gained it all back....ugh. I have no idea why I do not make myself a priority, but I swear this year will be the year. I will try not to feel guilty about it. I have given so much of myself to my family and a healthier me will be a great gift for not only me, but them right? I want to say congrats to all of you who did what you said that you we... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 02:39:47 EST I binged yesterday I binged yesterday.......there I said it. I have no idea what came over me......well, maybe it was my hormones or frustration with the scale not moving quicker, dunno......The day started off well, but then the wheels fell off. I must say it was a calculated binge because I did try and figure out the calories as I was eating it to make sure I did not over eat; I came in at the tippy top of my range, but I do not think some bites of Coconut cream easter egg are considered nutritious. It had be... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 12:19:50 EST Thursday ponderings............. Well, I just received my new heart rate monitor and I am currently wearing it. I figured I would wear it for 24 hours and monitor my heart rate. I purchased it so that when I was working out I could monitor whether or not I was in my targeted range to burn fat. When I was younger and very fit, I tended to exercise out of my range (anaerobic) but now that I am older and wiser I decided I had better monitor it, hopefully for, maximum results......I will keep you posted. <BR> <BR> On another fr... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:21:29 EST Caring about what other people think........ I am writing this entry because one of my Spark friends made an entry on her blog that struck a chord with me.......caring about what other people think....... <BR> <BR> I have cared about what other people think my entire I get older I am trying to overcome this because I think nothing good comes from it....... <BR> <BR> Most people care about what their parents think...........I know that I do and my parents as I sure most are, are great people, but when I look back on i... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:22:09 EST need advice...... I am excited because I am now down 16lbs......I have not exercised in 11 days because I have been babying my knee.....It was not right after doing the shred for 3 days, to the point that going up and down the stairs in my house reminded me of the initial injury. It feels much better today and I plan on doing a light low impact work out tomorrow. <BR> <BR> So I was thinking about getting an exercise bike.....I am not the type of person who likes to walk around the neighborhood, malls or trai... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:57:03 EST Feeling frustrated........ I am feeling a bit frustrated.............almost to the point of giving up! I know that I should not try to be so hard on myself but I actually gained 2 pounds this week and have been eating within my calorie range(I went over a little yesterday) and even exercised. I can not exercise like I used to because of an un-repaired torn acl. However, I did do the 30 day shred 3x this past week and still am stuck with a 2lb weight gain. I am partially upset because I can not give it my all which woul... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:00:04 EST I sort of did it.............. As I am typing this I am trying to catch my breath............I just did the 30 day shred for the first time.........OMG! I am so out of shape.....I stuck it out and tried to keep up with the exercises, but holy cow! I have the weakest upper body, always have. But it is pretty sad that I let myself get this way; I can not even do a modified push up!! I used to be so in shape and am having a hard time not being angry with myself. I know I am doing the right thing by trying to get fit, but it s... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 10:33:23 EST Where does the time go??? Today is the first day of February..........where in the world did January go?? So the scale has gone down for January and that is even with a celebration of my birthday earlier in the month. I am hopeful...........I guess if the next several months fly as this month has it will be great, especially if I can stay on target. <BR> <BR> I have been consumed with reading so many blogs and reading everyone's stories.......I am certainly going to have to start managing my time is a h... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 08:58:37 EST Feeling great I know this journey I am on will be a long one...........a lifetime in fact. But for me, I see it has a stepping stone to achieve a better me, both mentally and physically.........It has only been a short three weeks and I am ecstatic! I have lost 10.4 lbs! I am a long way off from reaching my goal, but I will take whatever I can get! <BR> <BR> I am so happy that I found Sparkpeople!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:32:25 EST Well.......... Good Morning everyone! <BR> <BR> Well, I am very proud of myself for logging my info into the nutrition tracker for a whole 2 weeks.............I want to add that I have been very meticulous in weighing my food, reading labels and putting everything on the tracker. I know it is not huge, but baby steps, right? I am hoping this week I can get off my arse and start working out.....I am planning on purchasing the Jillian 30 day shred, since it seems to be a popular one. If you have any thoughts... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:38:45 EST Weight loss Hello All! <BR> <BR> After a week of contemplating, I figured I would start blogging about my Renaissance! <BR> <BR> I started this journey to health merely a week ago; I am now down eight pounds. While I know the first week's weight is not all fat, I am very ecstatic to see the number go down. So, far this has been pretty easy, yet I know it will not always be this way. I feel like I am eating more than I have in a long time; one of the hardest things has been trying to eat just the minimu... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:23:08 EST