SPARKGRLJEN's SparkPeople Blog SPARKGRLJEN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good day Woohoo Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:39:04 EST Working hard! Today was a good day! Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:55:46 EST Today was good... It was a good day today! Tomorrow will be better. ;-) Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:09:44 EST Must get back on track It's so hard. I look back at when I was so close to losing 60 pounds and I get so upset with myself. How did I let myself gain some of my weight back. :-( Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:39:58 EST Tomorrow is weigh in day. Tomorrow is weigh in day. I'm hoping that I am down!!! I'm getting back to exercising and it feels good! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:23:21 EST Long day. Today was a long day. Ready for some sleep. Sat, 31 May 2014 23:05:40 EST Almost summer! Woohoo! Summer is almost here! Fri, 30 May 2014 23:47:14 EST Happy Tuesday! Woohoo! I am rocking this! Today was a good day! Tue, 27 May 2014 23:44:30 EST 3 things Three things that I learned this week: <BR> 1. Never give up. I've always believed this saying... But, it's starting to come more true. <BR> 2. I do need to measure stuff and go by the portion size. <BR> 3. I can do this. Before when I lost almost 60 pounds... I chalked it up to going to weight watchers meetings. Don't get me wrong.. They are awesome. But, I can do this without them. I've had to rediscover myself and my WHY for wanting to lose weight. <BR> <BR> This is a journey that never... Mon, 26 May 2014 23:44:08 EST Today was an ok day. Today was an ok day. So tired... But can't sleep. I did pretty good on exercising. Starting to get back into the hang of things. Sun, 25 May 2014 22:55:58 EST Happy weekend! My goal is to stay on track today! The weekends seem to hit me like a brick! Sat, 24 May 2014 06:52:03 EST Universal field trip. We had a blast today at universal. I walked for over 8 miles and over 20,000 steps! It felt good at the time. Thu, 22 May 2014 23:35:20 EST Blah day Just so m Wed, 21 May 2014 23:54:17 EST Tired today! Ready for bed! Long day! Tue, 20 May 2014 23:59:43 EST The weekend.... Blah It seems like the weekends are my issues. I tend to eat out more and of course when you eat out... You eat more food. I did exercise really good today. Tomorrow is going to be a great day. Sun, 18 May 2014 21:35:15 EST Back on track My am getting back on track! I joined weight watchers September of 2012... By April of 2013 I had lost close to 60 pounds. Gave away all my "big" clothes. Fast forward to now... I have gained 20 something pounds. I swore that I wouldn't let that happen... But it did. I stopped exercising and eating right. Now is my time to get back on track. I can do this! Sat, 17 May 2014 08:22:52 EST Good day.... Today has been a pretty good day! I stayed within my calorie limits...YAY! I am working harder and harder to stay focused on my goals! Have a great night! Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:41:13 EST Doing Big Things...... Woohoo! I am here! Things are going pretty good! I am back on track! This time I AM going to do this! Not going to let things get me down and discourage me! I joined the Spark LIVE meetings....they are pretty awesome! Had my first class class night...can't wait to do some more. I will be updating my page and weight goals later.... Hope everyone is having a great Friday...and have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:04:47 EST Woohoo! I am still here! Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:00:44 EST Im here! Woohoo! Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:06:49 EST I'm back.... Yes, I know you have heard those words before! But I am back... and plan on sticking with it. How easy it is for me to give up on something so easily...I will never know. I need to do this for my son and my self. He is following down the same path I travailed... and I don't like it. We are worth it! Stay tuned... :-) Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:51:58 EST Saturday... Woohoo..... awesome day today... TaiChi & Karate.... Kicked my butt today!!! lol! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! <BR> <BR> ~Jen Sat, 2 Jul 2011 21:56:06 EST Friday... Had a great day! Did my karate! Woohoo.... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 22:32:15 EST Thursday.... So today was my first Karate test.. I passed.. so I will be getting 1 stripe on my belt!! Woohoo! Had a good day... slept in.. which made for a very lazy day! Hope everyone has a great friday! <BR> <BR> ~Jen Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:18:29 EST Wednesday <em>216</em> Woohoo.. Had a good day!!! Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:57:46 EST Tuesday... Had a great night! I rejoined TOPS! It was great seeing everyone! This is going to be a great year! Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:07:22 EST Monday.... Had a great karate class... Over the weekend I made a Group page on Facebook for my weight loss journey. I have selected some awesome people/ friends to keep me accountable. I am liking the whole idea so far! <BR> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:07:49 EST Friday... <em>216</em> Woohoo... had a good day.. Had an awesome karate class!! Fri, 24 Jun 2011 21:47:24 EST Thursday.... <em>216</em> Did my karate and Tai Chi.. Woohoo... and WORKED around the house.. I am beat! Have a great night! Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:19:41 EST Wednesday.... WOW>>>>>>> Did I overeat today.. I just felt like a big ol BLOB at karate... We ate out 2 times today.. and I did not eat the best of things!!!!! :( I will have a better day tomorrow... I did go to karate.. woohoo!!! It made me feel better afterwards... came home and started trimming bushes outside.... Hope everyone is having a great night! <BR> <BR> ~Jen Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:33:47 EST Tuesday... Karate and Tai Chi. Woohoo.... now BED time! :) Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:00:29 EST Monday..... ~Woohoo.... I was very tired today.. but still went to Karate.. and I am so glad that i did! I felt so much better after I went... it gave me energy! Gotta get up early again in the morning to do some yard work.. BLAH!!! lol! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> = <em>346</em> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 23:00:00 EST Sunday..... Today was my day to relax! I did weigh in and I am down 5 pounds this week and some inches!! Woohoo! I think this is a nice start! Hope everyone is having is a great sunday! Sun, 19 Jun 2011 20:56:57 EST Saturday.... <em>216</em> Karate was great today! I have a earache and toothache.. so I am not feeling my best tonight. Think I will go and work on Damien's patches and relax. Sat, 18 Jun 2011 22:27:02 EST Friday.... <em>216</em> Did my karate thing.. still going strong! <BR> Had a great time at the pool with some friends... even wore my bathing suit and went swimming.. I have not wore a bathing suit in public in years!!!! I am happy with myself and the changes that my body is making! <BR> <BR> ~Jen Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:23:01 EST Thursday.. <em>216</em> WOOHOO.... Did my Karate and TaiChi... I am feeling GOOD!!!! Thu, 16 Jun 2011 21:19:35 EST Wednesday... Did my Karate class tonight... woohoo!!! I also decorated my Escrima stick!!!! YAY!! lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:50:44 EST Tuesday.... Woohoo..... I did 45 minutes of Tai Chi and then my karate class!!! I am feeling good! Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:52:38 EST Monday.... Well.. I survived day number 1 of Karate!!! I loved it! It feels so good to be out there doing it! Mon, 13 Jun 2011 22:00:35 EST Oh my! Well.. today I took a BIG step! I signed up for karate at my son's karate school!!! We had an open house there and myself and some other mom's tried out the class and we actually liked it! We figured we are already sitting there... might as well do the class! I start on Monday! Woohoo!! Sat, 11 Jun 2011 23:59:39 EST ~Monday WHEW..... Today was a long day! I took my class on a field-trip to the aquarium... wore me out! lol! They had a great time though! We had a blast and the weather was great! My eating today has not been the best... so tomorrow.. I will get back on track! Hope everyone is having a great day! <BR> ~Jen Mon, 16 May 2011 21:22:12 EST Sunday So far so good! Tomorrow I am taking my class on a field trip to the aquarium! They are super excited. I am so ready for the summer! Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! Sun, 15 May 2011 19:51:53 EST 220's.... I am in the 220's... 228.6 to be exact... but WOOHOO!!!!!! I do not want to see the 230's again... so today I say an official to the 230's.... You were not nice to me at all!!!!! I hope to stay in the 220's for a short period of time!!!! Then I will kick it to the curb!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!! Thu, 12 May 2011 07:16:00 EST Tuesday Today has been a pretty good day. Went to work.. went to the store before work. Loaded up on some yummy fruits and veggies to have at work for the rest of the week! Go me for being Healthy... right? Well... then the other K4 class was having a ice cream sale.. so of course I got a drumstick icecream... probably should not have done that! The calories were ONLY 290... but still..did I need it? NO! Then at lunch time I saw my boss eating a Grilled Chicken sandwich from Wendy's and sour cream an... Tue, 10 May 2011 21:46:46 EST Today has been a good day... Ready to hit the gym tomorrow.. it has been forever sense I have been there and I need to get back! Hope everyone has a great Monday! Sun, 8 May 2011 21:10:57 EST Tired... I am tired today! Ready for bed.. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! Tue, 3 May 2011 21:37:21 EST Ready for work... Getting ready for work.. so ready for the summer break! Have a good day everyone! Mon, 2 May 2011 07:15:42 EST Junk Why do I have so much junk? I am cleaning and so far 2 garbage bags of trash/useless clutter... and 2 bags to donate... This is crazy! I think that having clutter weighs us down also... My new motto: If I have not used it in a while... throw it out. This kinda pertains to my eating habits also.. If its not good for me..then don't eat it! I kinda see a connection! Well.. back to cleaning... theres more bags to be filled! lol! Sun, 1 May 2011 09:42:33 EST This is a useful article... I found this on my Tops(Take off pound sensibly)... <BR> <BR> <BR> Seven Things Parents and Grandparents <BR> Say That Cause Eating and Weight Problems <BR> By Michelle May, M.D. <BR> As parents, we sometimes forget that we are raising adults, not children. The goal is to provide them with the skills and increasing responsibility for managing their lives without our constant vigilance. One key life skill is the ability to navigate our abundant food environment while maintaining optimal ... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:14:38 EST Up early.... Up already to watch the Royal wedding.. it was very pretty! Hope everyone is off to having a great day ! Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:22:09 EST