SPIRALDOWN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPIRALDOWN SPIRALDOWN'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/ small pause.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292667 So we ate mouldy cheese by mistake on Sunday and i have been feeling crappy ... Headache, upset stomach and chills...Plus Mother Nature is visiting. So no Gym so far this week... <em>39</em> ..... I am upset cause i only have 26 weeks til my BFF's wedding and dont what to lose the track that i am on...Do i push even though i am not well or do i do what i can and rest? <BR> I was restarting this week putting a great plan into action....But i dont want to push my body when i am feeling this ... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:35:14 EST Start til Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268725 I started my Journey the 1st week of March 2012...When i met a Personal Trainer at A Womens Expo and decided to give things a try...I needed to get healthy and lose some weight and Kerrie (personal trainer) seemed to get me.... <BR> Beginning Weight- Refused to get on the scale <BR> Beginning Inches- Arms- 18 in <BR> -Chest- 55 in <BR> -Waist- 71 in <BR> -Thighs-35.5 in <BR> <BR> I started w K... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 15:00:35 EST Dressing Shopping on Friday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264015 I was a basket case from the time i got up Friday morning til the time My girlfriend and i got to the Bridal Boutique...Why you may ask? I had to try on clothes...never mind just regular clothes but dress and Fancy not everyday dresses. I had told them i wanted to try on some Bridesmaid dresses and Wedding Gowns....Oh BOY.... <BR> So i cried and hyperventaliated from the time i got up til my appointment at 2... I have a hard time trying things on Cause i like something try it on and 1 it does... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:04:35 EST 30/30/30 Challenge.......Good For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255500 Challenge Accepted <em>48</em> <BR> Start- February 18th End-March 18th <BR> <BR> 30 days- length of Challenge <BR> 30 Healthy meals- 1 a day <BR> 30 minutes of exercise- everyday. <BR> <BR> Heres the new challenge for me...plus i have given up all processed sugar treats..... <BR> <BR> I am going to focus on getting smaller and being down every week... Down is down i think if i stop focus on a goal to be at the wedding and start focusing on watching my input and output and getting sma... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:18:29 EST Best Friends Wedding... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248368 Got the best news a Bridesmaid could ever ask for.... I get to pick my own dress! Isnt that awesome? she is emailing me a picture of the Maid of Honours dress and a color swatch..then the rest is up to me! Sweet. <BR> My overall goal is to be 245 by the wedding.. thats 70 pds in 7 months. Doable Yes but i still havent lost the first 50 i goaled to loss a year ago. So i have to nail down a doable schedule to get these pounds off by then. right now my mini goals is to be able to run 20 mins s... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:26:03 EST RRRRRR...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240818 so i was up tonight...1 stink in quarter of a pound! 1/4 of a pound geez a 14 week streak lost to a quarter of a pound! i cried i worked hard for that streak.... <BR> But tomorrow is a new day...Tomorrow is the start of a new streak! This time more than 14 weeks of Lossing!..... <BR> I am Determined to get this weight off no matter how long it takes.... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 21:59:41 EST Fav Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238817 NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR EXCUSES. NOBODY PITIES YOU FOR PROCRASTINATING. NOBODY IS GOING TO CODDLE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE LAZY. ITS YOUR ASS. MOVE IT! <BR> <BR> Not every quote works for everyone but this one is speaking to me at the moment. 310 fitness minutes in 5 days is the best i have done in a long time. And i am starting to get compliments to which in one hand i like and in another i am uncomfortable w still. But its gd to know people are starting to see my efforts. Once i am out of the t... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:48:08 EST down for 14 wks in a row... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230835 So i was down almost what my goal is per week yeah me... i was off by .25 pds! so excited to be that close to my new weekly goal. I have decided that at 300 i will get a Tattoo saying something about Courage. Then every 10 from there i will set a reward. Which i will put thought into and Blog at a later date. Thank you to all the ladies who added their c... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:15:00 EST Soooooooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224584 now that the goals are set i think... no i know that i am scared! i know that i am trying to recover from being a forever planner...plan and plan and nothing happens.... i think i am Scared of that 100 pd ad beyond loss cause i can not remember being that small. I am so comfortable being the weight i am i dont know if i can be any other way. I do want to be my goal weight but How do i get past the fear of it...Do i journal, do i talk, so i write a story? I am not sure but i know i want to get... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:18:18 EST Bucket List.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219235 I entered a Bucket List Contest...... <BR> <BR> Bucket List <BR> <BR> Learn To Swim <BR> Ride A Rollercoaster <BR> Walk The Haliburton Tree Tops <BR> Climb The CN Tower <BR> Run 1/2 Marathon <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:21:01 EST New Goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215993 I have reset my Goal for my Best Friends Wedding... Noot really happen but to be at my goal by then was getting unrealistic...So although it hurts it was time to reset..So By Sept 19- 245 which is 70 pounds in 8 mths which is 2 pds a week. That will be a loss of over 100 pds... i think that is awesome...Right? <BR> And we have set a Tenative Date for our Wedding .... August 30, 2014. So that gives me 9 mths to be at goal for my own wedding... 50-60 pds.... In total 160 pd loss...WOW <BR> I ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:32:50 EST starting to get lazy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207309 I am starting to get lazy with my workouts at home. I have no problem w the gym..I love my classes there. But when it comes to do something at home i seem to be finding excuses..any excuses to not do it. And its not huge i do 20 minutes and a 5 min jog(its all i can do right now). i dont understand i know i have this wedding and i know that when i do these exercises i top really gd pounds. like 3-5 week. So where is my head with great stats like that. WHY???? I dont get it...Where has my he... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:06:21 EST How Do You Deal w A Rebellious 19 yr old..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201314 my step daughter is driving us crazy... her boyfriend is turning her against us... His word is law and we are liars... We are at a loss as to what to do.. I don't know what to say or do.. i am only a Step-mother ...I don't want to Cross a line i shouldn't i don't want to Piss my Fiance off. Any Step Parents out there have any Advice... I am just frustrated oh my goodness what do you do.... <em>39</em> <em>46</em> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:29:27 EST down a bit..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199491 i need to learn a lesson that just doing what i am doin is not enough anymore. I to be down a lot more everyweek than this quarter every week. i know down is down but in order to met my goal that is just not good enough anymore. So i need to figure out how to get moving and get dropping more. <BR> Maybe going 85-15... 85 healthy eating and 15 snacks and treats or cheats. and i must add more running and more moving. i detest winter walking though but the treadmill at the gym is always an opti... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:11:51 EST 2 wks from the gym not such a great idea...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197251 so i got busy over the holidays and did not make it to the gym. i still got in exercise but no gym. well last night was my first night back and i am so sore. Deservidly so....lesson learned no more breaks from the gym anymore. i truly enjoy my gym time. i get the freedom to be free and carefree...let loose and just give it hell. i plan to focus on getting bigger more consistent losses. i have so many thoughts in my head that i get overwhelmed with al that i want to do. gonna have to write the... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 16:13:48 EST Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193859 i am so excited i bought an MacBook today ... so i can blog anytime now. So whatch out hahaha. i love blogging. <BR> Tonight is the opening Episode of Biggest Loser. It pushes me to do better so i am excited it is bake on. Anyone else Love Biggest Loser? I can weight to start whatchig the people go through a wonderful change. <BR> i start work tomorrow and an so excited about that too. Cant wait. <em>252</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:16:59 EST New Year- New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185944 Day 2 <BR> My 365 day Streak started yesterday... Fitness Commitement is my Streak. 25 minutes of exercise everyday at home and 6-8 hours at the gym every week. <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> My weight goal is 1.5-2 pds a week and 8-10 pds a month. Very doable for me. i ended 2012 on a 9 week losing Streak.. So for 2013 i want to at least double it. If my plan goes right...And it will i will be at goal by November. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> I see myself in that smaller size... and in a gorgeous... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:24:21 EST New Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179357 Looking to the New Year.... And the Healthy Life i am starting to live. This holiday has been hard... Normally i would just eat and eat. Now i still had sweets but i made sure i didnt over due it and made sure to keep moving although i havent been to the gym i have been doing Just Dance w my girls, walking in the stores alot, doing cleaning and dishes and cooking. I need to make up w some exercise so that i can keep my Streak of Weeks being Down at TOPS. Right now i am at 9 weeks. So i have t... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:58:22 EST Christmas and New Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177618 Christmas was awesome at our house this year. Kids all loved their gifts which is always a bonus. Thanks again to my Christmas Angel. And i got some awesome stuff as well, and my mom loved her gifts as did hubby. <BR> The food was great. lots of great choices and good portions, and i was satisified w one plate. And i had just a small amount of dessert but still did not over do it. I made sure to do exercise at home (gym is closed of course) and since the kids got 2 WII Just Dance games i hav... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:24:34 EST I Won the challenge..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171448 I am so excited.... I was down just abit enough to Win the challenge.... I am a TOPS member and we run challenges to Motivate members... And the Weight Recorders tell me i have been losing 9 wks in a row which puts me in the running for Recognition at the next Rally....Way Exciting! <BR> And i was second place in the last Contest...... <BR> So my goal for the 2 weeks of holidays is to lose at least 3 pounds. I will do this by <BR> * Eating wisely <BR> * Very Little Treats <BR> * Exercise ev... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:21:44 EST close to Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170591 It has been a rough week.... On top of Hubby losing his job, the van is now broke down and not worth fixing... And on Saturday night we were woke up by the dreaded middle of the night phonecall...Rob (my hubby) his dad had been taken to emerg possible heart attack. So after 4 hrs we finally find out it wasnt and he is getting better. <BR> The positive part is a Wonderful Christmas Angel left an Envelope containing $500 in my car. I am to make sure the kids get a good Christmas. Thank you my ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:00:55 EST holidays.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159000 With 2 birthdays and Christmas and Hubby getting laid off i am sure going to be tested. And i would be lieing if i said i wasn't feeling some Stress. Bills are ok i make enough to cover those. But i have 0 money for Christmas.... Not even enough to do Stockings and 2 of my 3 believe in Santa. :-( <BR> Everyone tells me its about the Holiday and not the gifts... And they are right i know that. But will kids understand that Christmas has become so Commercialized that they will not understand w... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 08:16:21 EST frustrated.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157511 I came home from my meeting happy cause i am done in weight! Yes..... Only to come home and find No Supper for me... The family ate everything without saving me a bite..and eat all my veggies to boot! oh boy did i snap....why all the veggies too! Nothing to eat now unless i go shop or in my frustration hit a drive thru. RRRRRRRRRR and i say its great the fam wants to eat healthy but why everything all at once. So i prepped what i had for tomorrow, and as for tonight not sure what i will en... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:44:37 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156470 I am disappointed! Why you may say? Because i didnt realize how great exercise could be. I spent so much time ignoring it that i didnt realize what i was missing. Now i realize i was missing alot. <BR> Whats everyone view on Organic vs Non-Organic? I am unsure... I must educate myself.... <BR> Hit the gym 2 days in a row feeling pretty stoked.... Loving it.... <BR> Tue, 4 Dec 2012 22:06:17 EST goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154978 Have started my goal of gym three times a week. I made sure to sign up on line all 3 days.... December is my practice Run at how 2013 is going to work. 2013 is going to be about healing my bidy... Getting rid of Drive Thru food is this weeks goal...and being prepared! Having food on hand and menu prep for the week ahead. <BR> Focus on Healing the body and you take the pressure of losing weight... Healing and losing will happen together <BR> "Don't forget you always have a choice. You can cho... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 16:33:05 EST sleepin mornings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153466 I work 12 off 2! On my weekend to work i dont work til afternoon and everyother morning i am up at 6 am. So the weekends are my sleep in days. I enjoy these although i only get an extra couple of hrs. This morning i got woke up by the boys being extremely loud. They then preceded to go back to sleep leaving me wide awake.....RRRRRRR!!!! And a headache too boot. <BR> Whatching Polar Express... Gtonna start decorating i think! <em>24</em> f Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:20:53 EST suprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153003 Getting better at eating on my weekends to work. Ate much better today! Stressing alittle about Christmas... Very little money for the kids presents i always find a way but its stressful none the less. <BR> <BR> My goals for December <BR> 1. Lose at least 5 pds <BR> 2. Gym 3 a week , minium of 2 Power class <BR> 3. No fast food <BR> 4. Do something nice for myself once a week <BR> <BR> Focus on eating healthy...Moving more! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:27:33 EST 25 days til Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151731 I joined a Sparkfriend in a challenge to lose 4 pds before Christmas... And i have my own challenge to lose at least 8 by the end of the yr. And this week i lost 3.75 so great start... Very happy! Wish i knew what idid so i could repeat it! <BR> I have decided to not focus so much on My Best Friends wedding so much and go back to my original focus of Saving my Life. I was losing more weight and eating better before i knew about the wedding.And although i am totally excited i need to focus on... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:04:35 EST 39 day challenge- Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145033 Day1 <BR> Started my morning of w my Exercise class which is done today :-( ....but i plan on hitting yhe gym next Sat... I set a goal for Christmas and i plan to reach it. Gym 5 days next week. i am going to make it a 35 pound loss for this yr. So thats a minium of 8 pounds by christmas. I now i can save my own life. I have to save my own life... No-one can do it for me. So here i go.... One day at a time One Pound at a time. SPIRALING DOWN I GO.... <em>386</em> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 11:28:37 EST 39 days til New Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144145 A fellow Sparker's Blog opened my eyes to the fact that there is 39 days til New Years! In this year i have lost 27 pds since i started weighing weekly( for 2 mths i was scared to). I am not saying that isnt great but for 8 mths its not the best. I am thankful for losing that much... I just know that i dont want to take another 8 mths to lose another 27. So what can i do to make the last 39 days of this year a great healthy start for next year? I have to buckle down and get serious, i made a ... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:55:18 EST plateau......RRRRRR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143567 So i have made 0 progress so far this month. I am frustrated plateaus scare me and i am not 100% sure how to fight it. I know i have to change things up. But what and how much...Rrrrr i didnt want to hit a plateau this soon.... I am trying not to get lost.. Or give up. I need to save my life and i know that, i need to be smaller to do that. <BR> Plan- Up frequency of exercise <BR> -Log everything i eat <BR> - journal everyday <BR> - drink green tea everyday <BR> ... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:37:55 EST surprise to blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124697 My phone is particular and wont always let me blog... So i am surprise it did today. i have not weighed almost 2 weeks and am nervous. I almost always eat fairly well and was able to add extra exercise last week, but because i knew i didnt have to weigh on i gave in a bit to fastfood. I know i know silly girl. Now i am panicking because i made a goal if 14 pounds by Christmas and having my first no gain month in November. What if i messed that up... I know from past experience that i can giv... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:31:27 EST gym.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123402 Absolutely love going to the gym. Love taking the classes and my weight loss has increased since i started. I am super motivated to get to my goal by my Best Friends wedding...Sept 21, 2013. The goal is 210-200 by then. I continously drop about 2 pounds a week so i need to push alittle to get to 10 pounds a mth which will put me at goal. My family has been very supportive and love to hear my updates... I have never lost this much weight in all the other times i have tried so i am very proud o... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 09:56:37 EST going down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104000 With hard work and many self talks and no Carrie u don't need that i am down a good chunk this week 2.5 pounds. Keeps me towards my goal. I have to set a weight goal for 8 wks... What should it be? Something attainable.... Hmmmm thinking 15 pounds.....or is 12 more conservative? Do i want to be conservative or do i want to push? For myself i want the push...but to save embarrasment if i dont make it should i go 12..... Or dear i make up my mind... My aim is to lose 100 pounds in 12 months..m... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:42:45 EST getting on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098165 Having an gd time w Exercise lately... Doing at least 30 mins and up everyday! When will i see more significant loss in the stomach though? See it everywhere else. Some days it is just absolutely frustrating....RRRRRR! I will not let it throw me of though.... I will get to my goal..... And of corse- DRESS DRESS DRESS Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:58:30 EST bad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096958 Do u ever just want to hit the rewind button.... Thats me today totally bad funki hate that money rulesthe world...and having a lack of it sucks! Rrrrrrrrr managed to get in 15 mins of exercise,..... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:42:05 EST head and heart together.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095532 I have joined the gym and i am giving up my personal trainer. Scared out of my mind...what if i cant do this.....my head and heart are primed to do it but this voice creaps in and says no your not. I am in My best friends wedding a year from now... Goal for that day below 210 pds... MY MOTTO IS.. NEVER BE IMMORTALUZED IN ANOTHER SET OF PICTURES LOOKING LIKE THIS! <BR> I Go to the gym 5 days a week ... I need to get rid of that Voice....RRRR but how....gotta look good in the Dress..... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:50:59 EST FOCUS.............FINALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076102 My head is finally clicking... god it is about time... all it took was my Best friend getting married. I joined the gym.. have consistantly exercised 2 days in a row... and its weigh in night tonight. Clients scale says that i am up a bit but we shall see. Down is down. i am so excited about getting healthy and dropping some much needed weight. its gonna rock! So keep reading <em>20</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:33:26 EST awesome news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068598 i got a phone call tonight from my absolute best friend tonight... she tells me she is getting married.... Yahoo!Oh god when? Next October Thank God...lots of time to reach my goal(i will be within 10 pounds) by the wedding. So i have a good piece of motivation cause there is no way i am going through another special event looking the way i am now...So now to build i plan to be for definate sure within my goal by Next October....i am so uber excited...i plan to write the date and a reason on ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:44:04 EST spiraling.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056826 i am trying my best everyday to focus on going down... i have lost almost 20 pounds since April and while that is awesome... to me it is not good enough! just over 4 months to loss 19 pounds is just not enugh to be good enough for me.... I believe in down is down... but my goal is 50 in 5! i have 3 mths left and have only lost 9 pds. So i am trying to keep the focus and motivation going to do better this mth. i truly want to be that smaller person that i know is inside me somewhere. My charm... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:11:06 EST