STACI29130's SparkPeople Blog STACI29130's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I Need Your Help...... Hello Beautiful People!!!!! <BR> I have been on yo-yo dieting for years now and enough is finally enough!! By using MyFitness Pal to track my calories I recently lost a total of 35 pounds over the course of a year. And since then I've already regained about 15 pounds back. I'm not real big on exercising. I have a weakness for chocolate and sweets. And I have a hard time committing myself to a particular workout/eating regime. I've purchased many workout DVD's (30 day shred by Jillian Michaels... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:39:56 EST My Weight Loss Journey I began by using Word Press to blog. I would much rather start posting them on here to get motivation and encouragement along the way. Please feel free to leave your comments on Spark People or the actual blog. All comments are very much appreciated! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:02:54 EST My Cry For Help!! Hello everyone! I hope that you all are making great progress with your weight loss. I am having a bit of a challenging time myself. I am no longer losing weight and I am having a hard time staying focused and showing discipline when it comes to not eating foods that are obviously bad for me. I have become a bit depressed and stressed over wanting to lose weight and improve my health and overall image. I need more motivation. Someone to stay on me and check in frequently to keep me on task. I... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:33:35 EST New Year Resolution for 2013 LOSE 100 POUNDS BY CHRISTMAS 2013!!!! <BR> <em>192</em> <em>362</em> <em>9</em> <BR> I know some people may be afraid to set new year resolutions but I am confident that by claiming it, speaking it into existence and believing that it is already done in the spiritual realm I will achieve all goals in which are set before me. I know that with God all things are possible. I have agreed to no longer do things my way but to allow Him to do a work in me. Excited that the upcoming year is ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:41:09 EST No more phentermine!!! I'VE DECIDED THAT I NO LONGER WANT TO TAKE THE PHENTERMINE. ITS ONLY TEMPORAL AND I WANT TO DO IT RIGHT NOW WITHOUT THE SHORTCUTS. I PLAN TO JOIN A FEW CHALLENGES AND ALLOW THE MEMBERS FROM SPARKPEOPLE TO MOTIVATE ME AND ENCOURAGE ME TO STAY ON THE RIGHT PATH. I'VE BEEN OFF AN ON THE PHENTERMINE FOR 3 MONTHS AND ONLY LOST 15 LBS. COULD HAVE BEEN WAY MORE IF I ONLY DEMONSTRATED THE SAME WILLPOWER ON THE DAYS I DIDNT TAKE THE PILL. I CAN AND I WILL DO THIS, WITHOUT THE MEDS :) !!! <em>8</em>... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:54:09 EST What Am I Doing Wrong?? Well lets see ma'am: <BR> -You eat in moderation during the week <BR> -drink the recommended amount of H20 <BR> -and remain active Monday - Friday. <BR> But come sunrise on Saturday you go back to binge eating, not exercising and not drinking enough water. Story of my life..... <BR> HELLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!! :( <BR> I manage to get back in the 270's on the weekends and by mid week I'm able to get back to 269. I don't want to see my numbers yo-yoing on the scale. This has become very depressing.... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:53:52 EST Gained 2 lbs over the weekend :( Ok.....So Saturday was my birthday and I believe that I over did it!!! With the Halloween candy laying around the house and me wanting to celebrate my birthday with a little New Amsterdam I have caused this body of mine to gain 2 lbs!!! The alcohol sugars and all the chocolate was not a great idea!!! With my weight now being at 271 as of this morning, my new goal is to reach 267 by next Tuesday. No more sweets for me until Thanksgiving! Even then will I be obedient and eat everything in moder... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:12:40 EST Bye Bye 270s!!!! It's official.....I am now 269.2 pounds!!! Getting closer to my prepregnancy weight of 263 and closer to my mini goal weight of 199!!!! I am feeling extremely excited about my weight loss success!! I know the holidays are right around the corner but food will not win the battle this year!!! I am victorious!!! I will enjoy the holidays and certain foods in moderation! But my goal is not to gain any weight so moderation is key!!!! <BR> Thanks Sparkpeople members!! Your success stories and inspi... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:45:05 EST Happy Friday!!!!! Stepped on the scale this morning and I'm down 0.4lbs!! Its a start and I am so ecstatic about it!!! Continuing to eat one WW dinner and drink 2 meal replacement shakes! 30-60 minutes of cardio and 8-10 glasses of water. Happy dieting everyone!! Wish you all great success over the weekend!!! Fri, 26 Oct 2012 08:49:37 EST Goal Met!!! Last month my doctor prescribed me Phentermine 37.5. I've taken it before but afterwards I ended up resuming my old eating habits and gained half of the weight back. I've learned my lesson!! I started my first pill today and I've never felt better. I know that the pills are only a temporary fix for my weight loss goals. I must learn to fight cravings, eat in moderation and resume a healthy lifestyle once the pills are gone. <BR> Today for Breakfast I had an Atkins Vanilla Shake, Lunch Weight... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:50:04 EST Regardless of the fact that I may have failed today, tomorrow I shall succeed! Well today I've realized that this journey is a little harder than I thought. Having an office job and siting for almost 9 hrs straight doesn't help me remain motivated while trying to make lifestyle changes. It seems that I take one step forward to take two steps backwards. AND I DON'T WANT MY JOURNEY TO BEGIN LIKE THIS!!!! <BR> Praying that tomorrow is a better day!! A day where I don't give in to the mini chocolate candies from the Halloween buckets through my job. A day where I see a gir... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:06:09 EST