SPARK-PPL-GIRL's SparkPeople Blog SPARK-PPL-GIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feeling Discouraged I don't know where to start. My motivation has dropped so low. I guess to explain why that is.. is because I haven't been able to lose 2 pounds a week like during the first 6 to 8 months of my journey. I'm a year and a half in so this problem has just been growing for a while (and slowly angering/depressing me). <BR> <BR> I have gone on a series of "personal experiments" if you will to try make weight loss go as fast as it did before because at the time I had 70-80 pounds to go. Now I only ... Wed, 14 May 2014 03:07:28 EST Are YOU a victim of "Vanity Sizing"? A quick Google search defines, "Vanity Sizing" as "the practice of assigning smaller sizes to articles of manufactured clothing than is really the case, in order to encourage sales". <BR> <BR> Maybe this is a bit unclear. Let's check Wikipedia. <BR> <BR> According to Wikipedia, "Vanity Sizing" refers to the phenomenon of ready-to-wear clothing of the same nominal size becoming bigger in physical size over time. <BR> <BR> Say what? <BR> <BR> Well, in otherwords that size 12 you are despera... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:33:13 EST Time for a Change :-) I'm going to start blogging here on Spark People!!!! (I also might mirror my entries on My Fitness Pal as well) <BR> <BR> I've thought about this for a while now and I realize I'm not taking full advantage of this free gift that I stumbled upon nearly a year ago now called Spark People. I want to connect with more of you! I want to share a more complete picture of my journey so you can see where I've came from, what I'm currently thinking about or struggling with, and where I'm going :-) I w... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:02:48 EST Healthy Food Finds: Pizza & Popcorn !?!?! Can "junk food" be healthy? Well, sorta. Check out some of my favorite foods and snacks I've eaten during my -54 pounds (so far) weight loss journey!&#65279; <BR> <BR> Follow my Weight-Loss Journey! <BR> <BR> YouTube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> FitBit: <BR> <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> Pinterest: <BR> <BR> <BR> Ins... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:33:28 EST Zumba World Party "Limbo" 99%/5 Stars Will update this section later :-) Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:41:25 EST Zumba Workout Clothing Haul!!!! Check out my first ever Zumba Workout Clothes Haul! Feels good to fit in cute workout clothes :-) They'll get even cuter as I go down in size :-P <BR> <BR> Follow my Weight-Loss Journey! <BR> <BR> Youtube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> FitBit: <BR> <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> Pinterest: <BR> <BR> <BR> Instagram: <BR>... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:44:39 EST Fitness Tools: Adult Sized Hopper Ball! If you want to get one too visit: <BR> <BR> The Jumping Balls Website ( <BR> <BR> Follow my Weight-Loss Journey! <BR> <BR> Youtube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> FitBit: <BR> <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> Pinterest: <BR> <BR> <BR> Instagram: <BR> <BR> <BR> Tu... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:13:08 EST The Official Home Gym Tour Hey Guys! This was filmed in 2013 and there is an update for 2014 at the end :-) In this video, I give you a tour of my home gym: the motivational posters and goals calender, I also talk a bit about the equipment and my other fitness tools in there :-) <BR> <BR> Follow my Weight-Loss Journey! <BR> <BR> Youtube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> FitBit: <BR> <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:06:22 EST Just Dance 2014 "Blame it on the Boogie"/4 Stars I'm back!!!!!! LOL with a "old" new dance video for people who have been requesting :-) <BR> <BR> Score: 9,824/4 Stars <BR> <BR> Filming Weight:212.4 pounds <BR> Current Weight:204.6 pounds <BR> <BR> Follow my Weight-Loss Journey! <BR> <BR> Youtube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> FitBit: <BR> <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> Pinterest: <BR> http://www.pinterest... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 19:21:06 EST Major Weight Loss Journey Update and Weigh-In!!! Find out how I've been doing this past month with my weight loss goals!!! <BR> <BR> BTW can you believe 3 people thumbs down this video on Youtube... gotta love the jealous haters LOL Don't worry I'm not gonna let their negativity get me down.. I'm just gonna keep doing what I know works :-) <BR> <BR> My Weight-Loss Journey Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 207.2 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Total Pounds Lost: 50.8 pounds :-) <BR> <BR> Height: 5ft. 3 3/4 inches :-p <BR>... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:53:16 EST Forever21+, Love Culture+, AND Wetseal+ Haul :-) Just know... ANOTHER clothing haul because I'm obsessed with getting new clothes during this weight loss journey LOL <BR> <BR> Follow my weight-loss journey! <BR> <BR> YouTube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> Pinterest: <BR> <BR> <BR> Tumblr: <BR><BR>rl <BR> <BR> My Weight-Loss Journe... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:44:50 EST Rainbow Shops Plus Size Clothing Haul :-) Rainbow Shops Online Store: <BR> <BR> Follow my weight-loss journey! <BR> <BR> YouTube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> Pinterest: <BR> <BR> <BR> Tumblr: <BR><BR>rl <BR> <BR> My Weight-Loss Journey Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 212 pounds <BR> GW: 130 p... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:01:32 EST Whole Foods Market Fettuccine Alfredo Review :-) Hope you enjoy this mini review :-) <BR> <BR> Follow my weight-loss journey! <BR> <BR> Youtube: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> Pinterest: <BR> <BR> <BR> Tumblr: <BR><BR>rl Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:49:10 EST Happy *Healthier* Thanksgiving!!! I talk about how I envision my *healthier* Thanksgiving and show some early Thanksgiving food products I bought from Whole Foods :-) Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:34:09 EST Just Dance 2014 "Applause" 4 Stars UGH just ignore the silent repeat at the end... it didn't upload to Youtube like that! Why here !?!?! LOL <BR> <BR> Filming Weight: 212.8 <BR> Score: 8,876/4 Stars <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 212.2 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. 3 and 3/4 inches :-P Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:10:29 EST Just Dance 2014 "Just Dance" 5 Stars Celebration time... I've lost 45 pounds! And here is my first dance video in celebration clothes to show it! Those leggings are from Forever21 and I was able to buy them in a 1X without breaking them LOL <BR> <BR> Filming Weight: 212.8 pounds <BR> Score: 10,947/5 Stars <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 212.8 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. 3 and 3/4 inches Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:14:39 EST Low Calorie Chili Cheese Dog Bake Recipe!!! OOOH... EDIT: I just wanted to say you can find these ingredients or ones similar to it in your local grocery store's organic isle if you don't have a Whole Foods. <BR> <BR> Low Calorie Chili Cheese Dog Bake (Makes 6): <BR> <BR> 1 package Whole Foods Market Organic Wheat Hot Dog Buns (6 in package) <BR> 6 Applegate Natural Uncured Turkey Hot Dogs <BR> 1/2 Tablespoon ( 7grams) Spectrum Organic Mayonnaise with Olive Oil <BR> 1-3 tsp. 365 Organic Yellow Mustard <BR> 1 oz. (about 5 pickles) of... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:37:40 EST Long Awaited Update on My Weight Loss Journey Oh, when I talk about my YouTube channel.. I also mean my videos here on Spark People as well :-) Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:32:03 EST I'm sick!!!!!!!! Just bored and sick so I thought I'd make a video :-/ Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:01:13 EST My Daily Vitamin Regimen If you want to skip the rather ranty disclaimer... feel free :-) <BR> <BR> This is an old video so I have lost a total of 40 pounds now, not 36 :-) <BR> <BR> I ended up replacing my Centrum Multivitamin with a more natural one from Nature's Plus. It's pineapple flavored and uses natural fructose not aspartame. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 17:14:30 EST Weekly Weigh-In Time!!! (Oct. 7th 2013) This is my newest weigh-in from today. The other one was just a catch-up video :-P <BR> <BR> Find out how I did this past week when my mom came to visit for my Birthday and I ended up having Velveeta style Mac&Cheese, Two different kinds of brownies, and a Whopper Jr. and fries with a diet soda from Burger King. Yep... all that in one week (some planned, some not, but all tracked in my calorie tracker on Spark People) :-P <BR> <BR> <BR> My Stats <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 217.2 po... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:46:58 EST Forever 21+ and Rainbow Haul!!! This is an old video that I forgot to upload. I bought the clothes during the big labor day sale that everyone had online. Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:33:10 EST New Update and Weekly Weigh-In Catchup! This is an old video. I just had a new weigh-in today, Monday, 10/7/13 and I'm down another 1.5 pounds :-) I need to play catch up on some videos I've already made though. <BR> <BR> My Stats <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 217.2 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. 3 3/4 inches Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:46:29 EST Weekly Weigh-In (9/2/13 & 9/9/13) Plus Huge NSV! Hey, just catching everyone up :-) New weekly weigh-in tomorrow (Monday)! I'm nervous.. I've been more active, but also not as food conscious. <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 221.7 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. 3 3/4 inches Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:42:35 EST Huge Collective Clothing + Shoes Haul Here's the clothing haul I promised you guys :-) The clothes and shoes are from Forever 21, Forever 21+, Torrid, Walmart, and Champs, etc. Some stuff is plus size only, some stuff isn't :-P Enjoy :-) <BR> <BR> P.S.: Oh that's hilarious.. the print is called houndstooth.. not toothshound LOL Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:02:57 EST Weekly Weigh-in Time!!! (Aug 26th 2013) + NSV Find out how I did this week. Sorry for the messy hair and spacey looks. Trying to stop making excuses for not making vids regularly so I'm a bit disheveled lol <BR> <BR> My Stats <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 223.1 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. 3 3/4 inches Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:25:36 EST Updated Mini WL Goals Calendar: July/August See how I did on my daily challaneges. Remember: Each sticker on my calendar is worth .25 cents. I can earn up to 5 stickers a day (or $1.25) so I could have a pretty sweet reward coming my way at the end of the month :-) Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:00:05 EST Weekly Weigh-In Time!!!: Catch-Up Edition Find out how I'm doing so far in August :-) Also the update on my mini weight loss goals calendar will be uploaded shortly in a different video. This one was long enough! LOL <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 225.6 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. 3 3/4 inches <BR> <BR> Follow me on: <BR> <BR> You Tube: <BR> My Fitness Pal: <BR> Pinterest: ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:53:11 EST Weekly Weigh-in Time!!! Plus DIY Goals Calendar! Did I lose weight or gain weight or both? :-P <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 227 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. and 3 3/4 inches Tue, 30 Jul 2013 03:43:54 EST Monthly Measurements Time!!! (July 2013) Here's where I started from and where I am now :-) Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:18:29 EST Weekly Weigh-In Time!!! (July 15th 2013) I lost 1.7 pounds this week :-) <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 228.3 pounds <BR> GW: 130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5ft. 3 3/4 inches Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:51:09 EST Purging Frankenfood from my Cupboards (Part 1) Gross yet addicting food that made me feel lazy and gluttonous and ultimately caused me to get fat MUST disappear from my cupboards. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet to get skinny. Plain and simple! <BR> <BR> I don't mean to say I will NEVER again eat these kind of things. I wish that was the case. I sometimes enjoy eating out or eating a picnics and BBQs and yes I cannot control how other people prepare food to be consumed by others. I just don't ever want this junk in my household a... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:49:22 EST Weekly Weigh-In Time!!! I lost .7 pounds... not a big loss but I'll take it since it was July 4th this past week and because I'm sick :-/ <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 pounds <BR> CW: 230.0 pounds <BR> GW:130 pounds <BR> <BR> Height: 5 ft. and 3 3/4 inches Tue, 9 Jul 2013 18:20:29 EST Weekly Weigh-In Time!!! Hoping this works! It didn't want to upload yesterday :-( Thu, 4 Jul 2013 05:37:45 EST Hi Sparkers.... Join me on my weight loss journey :-) **Please ignore my crazy fly away hair and my crazy barking dog in the background <BR> <BR> My Stats: <BR> <BR> SW: 258 lb. <BR> CW: 234.2 lb. <BR> GW: 130 lb. <BR> <BR> Height: 5ft. 3 3/4 inches <BR> <BR> My YT Japanese Language/Culture Channel: <BR><BR>ories <BR> <BR> MY YT Weight-loss Channel: <BR><BR>irl <BR> <BR> My Pinterest (You can find healthy recipes and fitness motivation here): http://pint... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:45:39 EST Dance Central 2 "Rude Boy" 5 Stars/91% Score: 1,173,000 <BR> <BR> Guys this is an OLD video from May. I have a few more old videos to upload from May but after that I have to take an unwanted break from dance videos :-( It's summer and I had to rearrange my rooms to use my air conditioners so now I don't have enough room for dance games. Wah. Don't worry they will return in the Fall :-) <BR> <BR> P.S.: Since making this video, I have lost 3 pounds and a few inches hehehe Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:25:41 EST Dance Central 3 "Starships" (Hard) 5 Stars/98% Hope you like the new curtains lol I was getting sick of the dark red :-P I think my stomach looks smaller here but it's only cuz I'm not wearing spandex LOL Kitty in the background being naughty LOL Fri, 3 May 2013 16:03:16 EST Please vote for me in an international nutrition-related contest! I absolutely adore the juicing documentary, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead". I found out about the movie from someone's blog entry here on Spark People. Joe and Phil's stories are soo motivational! <BR> <BR> I don't have a juicer but I did make the juice from the movie the, "Mean Green" using a blender (My Ninja Kitchen System and a strainer hehehe). It tasted really good! My boyfriend even thumbs up-ed it lol <BR> <BR> It's now the 2nd anniversary of the premiere of the movie and they are ... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:28:03 EST Just Dance 4 "Oh No" 5 Stars/11,588 This one is so fun! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:38:07 EST Just Dance 4 "Gangnam Style" 5 Stars/11,026 I def. wanna do this one over when my endurance level increases! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:17:56 EST Just Dance 4 "Part of Me" 5 Stars/11,782 I fizzled out at the end lol Too much jumping :-/ It was really fun though. I wish I could keep up better! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:10:55 EST Just Dance 4 "You Make Me Feel" 5 Stars/12,631 I've been wanting to do this one for a while now! I'm so happy I got a new high score this time too :-) Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:00:39 EST Just Dance 4 "Maneater" 5 Stars/10,964 This song was a request from Spark People user: KRAZYDEA I also used it as a challenge to see how well I could do on a song without practicing it. Enjoy :-) I am open to taking any other requests as well :-) Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:26:11 EST Just Dance 4 "Hot for Me" 5 Stars/12,344 This song is basically jogging in place for 3 mins with fun motions lol . Tiring but worth it :-) Tue, 9 Apr 2013 17:01:30 EST Just Dance 4 "Moves like Jagger" 5 Stars/ 10,768 Just getting in a workout before weigh-in :-) Mon, 8 Apr 2013 16:35:20 EST Just Dance 4 "Mr. Saxobeat" 5 Stars/11,500 I've run out of ideas on what to put here lol Sat, 6 Apr 2013 09:29:40 EST Just Dance 4 "Make the Party (Don't Stop)" 5 Stars Score: 5 Stars/10,371 <BR> <BR> Weight Loss Goal #573: Lose enough weight that my shirt doesn't feel the need to pop up during a song lol I am wearing a pink undershirt so don't worry, you aren't seeing skin :-P Sat, 6 Apr 2013 01:27:01 EST Just Dance 4 "Want U Back" 5 Stars (11,697) Good evening Sparkers :-) Fri, 5 Apr 2013 16:07:11 EST Just Dance 4 "We R Who We R" 4 Stars (9,263) My first of probably many non-five star videos LOL Sorry for the ugly head roll in the video, I was getting into the song LOL Thu, 4 Apr 2013 21:42:59 EST Just Dance 4 "Call Me Maybe" 5 Stars (12,045) Sorry if I don't smile in these videos, I'm having fun I promise.. just trying to concentrate (and even then I still mess up LOL) Also, I'm wearing the same clothes in multiple videos because I record 3 or 4 dances at once (it's just easier that way) Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:27:06 EST