SUMMER2203's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUMMER2203 SUMMER2203'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/ trying to juggle all of the balls!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802890 i had a realization earlier today...i have been pretty much on fire work and school-wise (more than ever before). i am feeling so confident and on top of my game. i would LOVE to feel that way in all aspects of my life. i feel like i have been doing well as a girlfriend, friend and daughter...but i haven't been good to myself! i just CANNOT seem to get my old level of motivation back! i will eat well for breakfast and dinner and then eat tons of junk. i don't even recognize myself! my eating ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:10:46 EST weekend recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801326 so...still weighing a lot more than i would like, but i had a pretty on-track weekend! i was definitely not perfect, but i think my choices balanced out for the most part... <BR> <BR> saturday brunch: egg white omelette w/ feta, bell pepper and gyro meat, 2 slices of buttered rye bread, a bit of hash browns <BR> <BR> dinner: 2 slices of pepperoni pizza + 4 sugar free redbulls + vodka <BR> <BR> exercise: 6,823 steps, 429 cals burned <BR> <BR> ok, so obviously not the best choices...but i a... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:18:20 EST recap 10.13.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797931 in the spirit of fall and change, i impulsively dyed my hair BRIGHT RED yesterday. like...bright. haha. (pretty close to this:) ob <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1637204887.jpg"> <BR> <BR> i get to work at 7.30 and no one else gets here until around 8.45, so i am nervous to see how people react...it is a pretty drastic change! <BR> <BR> anyway - yesterday was a good food day!! i didn't stick to no bread, but i didn't get out of control. <BR> <BR> breakfast - very very w... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:55:53 EST weekend recap and moving forward... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797393 so, the start to the weekend was great. i was completely on-point calorie and step-wise, and had the healthiest day that i have had in a long time! <BR> <BR> then...saturday. my bf is the gm of a restaurant, and they were having a chili cookoff - i was one of three judges. this in itself wouldn't have necessarily been bad, as chili is all protein! but...i accidentally got kind of drunk. which led to total bingetown. in a serious way haha. i was so sick from this binge that i had to cancel my... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:38:12 EST one more countdown to add to the list... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795775 i am going to ireland!!!!! my boyfriend and i are going with another couple...i cannot freaking wait! i used to live in ireland and i miss it so much, all the time. what's a better motivator than looking good in ireland pics? :) <BR> <BR> i wasn't fullllly successful with my first day of no bread yesterday, but my carbs were still well under 100, so i'm not stressed! <BR> <BR> i am on a mini hiatus from the scale (hopefully i can hold out on weighing in until monday) so no weight update to ... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:38:49 EST countdowns! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795190 i have two upcoming exciting events that are giving me extra motivation to drop deez pounds! <BR> <BR> i totally FAILED at my dietbet (womp womp $65 down the drain) but i am ready to at least hit some weight loss targets that i am setting for myself!! <BR> <BR> #1 - i am going to a cabin w/ my boyfriend on oct 24th, and there will be a hot tub involved. aka a bathing suit. obviously, my boyfriend knows what i look like...but a bathing suit adds a whole different level! other than trying on ... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:31:59 EST recap 10.6.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793906 yesterday was one of those "starving all day" days where i just could not get full!!! also, i took my dog on a short walk, but it started pouring - so my steps didn't quiiiite make it to where i was hoping. anyway, while i am really doubting (aka definitely not going to) that i am going to win my dietbet, i am still on track! i am planning to recreate my new post-work, pre-class tuesday tradition of grabbing half a salad and a cup of soup at zoup today - i am already excited haha. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 08:43:09 EST i'm really, really back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793310 i feel like i remember how to do this now!! :) i am feeling like my old self, and i think i am finally on track - for real. i am re-starting my daily accountability blogs, and i am excited to be on the right track again :) <BR> <BR> as mentioned, i am supposed to be at 157.2 by this wednesday for the diet bet that i am participating in. i got down to 158.2 a cpl of weeks ago, and was thinking that i would be way ahead of my goal... but then the scale started creeping again...and by friday of... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:08:07 EST it's been a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789823 i just realized that it had been a while since i have checked in with a blog! fear not - it is not because i haven't been "sparking"... i have been diligently watching what i'm eating, trying to get my steps in as much as possible, and tracking my food. <BR> <BR> i am back to no bread, which always works for me, but the progress is slow to show on the scale. i am still not at my target weight for the diet bet (157.2 on oct 7th) so i am crossing my fingers that things fall into place by then.... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:03:17 EST 6 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782072 so i am writing this at 5 am in a hotel room in the middle of nowhere (business travel!). i had the binge of all binges last night, and i feel incredibly disgusting at the moment. like INCREDIBLY disgusting. but i refuse to dwell on this feeling, and i refuse to go a single pound further in the wrong direction. i am headed back to my starting weight at an alarming rate, and it needs to stop. seriously. <BR> <BR> i got almost 14,000 steps yesterday, but then i decided to order food to my room... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:09:12 EST recap 9.15.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780817 i woke up this morning with the familiar urge to binge, and i am happy to say that i ate a healthy snack and put that monster to rest. <BR> <BR> i was super hungry all day yesterday, but i think that i managed to make pretty healthy choices. <BR> <BR> breakfast - grande soy latte, 2 oz of turkey, .75 cup of grapes <BR> <BR> lunch - salad w/ 2 egg whites, 3 oz of chicken, 2 tbsp of cottage cheese, 2 tbsp of black olives, 1 cup of cauliflower, a bunch of banana peppers and 10 pepperoni. 12 o... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:11:45 EST monday morning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780131 soooo no time like a monday morning for a fresh start, right?? i totally overindulged all weekend, and barely got any exercise (i don't think that one 45-minute walk with my puppy counts as adequate exercise for a 2-day period...) <BR> <BR> the battery is dead on my scale, and i have decided that i am not going to replace it until the day before my dietbet (i need to take a picture of myself on the scale on october 7). i tend to get crazy about the scale and sabotage myself, so i am just goi... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:25:18 EST feelin a little better :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777757 so...this is the first really fall-like day, and i am wearing brand new boots, so how can i be in bad mood?! i am down 4.4 lbs since i started my dietbet on tuesday, so that also helps! i am down 0.5 inch on my waist and 1 inch on my lower belly, so i look forward to seeing more progress there. <BR> <BR> recap: <BR> <BR> breakfast - flatout wrap w/ 2 ounces of turkey + pickle relish (i'm weird). medium iced soy latte <BR> <BR> snack - a doubletree chocolate chip cookie (eek it was deliver... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:43 EST this sucks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777322 i am trying so hard to be body-positive and not be hard on myself about how much weight i've gained...but the bottom line is that it sucks!!!!!!! none of my clothes fit. i feel huge. my stomach feels huge. my legs feel huge. my face feels huge. <BR> <BR> i know that i am on the right track, and should just be focusing on that, but it is so hard! i just want to buy cute fall clothes, but i would probably have to buy size ten when i was wearing a size four. blahhhhhhhhhhhh. i need a serious mi... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:38:46 EST money for weight loss!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776371 i have entered my very first diet bet! (well, actually two!) <BR> <BR> i entered bids of $35 and $30 to lose 4% of my body weight by october 7th - depending on how many other people in the bet achieve the same goal, i could win up to $70 per bet (i think haha). regardless - a little healthy competition never hurts! <BR> <BR> since 4% isn't very much, i am challenging myself to lose 8% by october 7th, which would put me at 151. i am hoping that this extra accountability helps me to stay on ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:06:57 EST a season of change :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775730 i always love fall - something about the change of the seasons always makes me feel refreshed and ready for change...which is something that i desperately need right now. i was looking back at my old entries, and i have not been this weight since june 2013...aka only 2 months into my weight loss journey. eek. <BR> <BR> but that's ok! according to the spark recommendations, if i lose 2 lbs per week, i will be at my goal by the first week of january. i can spend the fall and winter focusing o... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:25:51 EST starting again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773863 so...i was on a roll there, for a while. and then i had a major backtrack. i let the wedding + travelling for work completely throw me off of my game. <BR> <BR> (also, in case anyone was wondering, my rent the runway dress didn't fit AT ALL and i had to go last-minute dress shopping.) <BR> <BR> which brings me here. i have so many new or fairly new clothes that do not fit at all. likkke 65% of my closet. and i am over it!! <BR> <BR> i hit the scale, and i hit the measuring tape. i am going... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 09:34:01 EST recap 8.27.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768576 ahh so today is the day that my gown comes in the mail...so so terrified that it won't fit!!! i am also going to a 14-course dinner tonight for my friend's bday, sooooo let's hope that it fits with a wee bit of wiggle room haha. <BR> <BR> yesterday went much better than i expected, eating and exercise-wise! i managed to get a bunch of steps in, avoided the pizza dinner at my work event, and also swapped an invitation to a mexican restaurant for a walk with my boyfriend and puppy. overall, g... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:35:49 EST recap 8.26.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767932 i am happy to say that the weight seems to be coming off pretty consistently... i am the lowest that i have been in at least a month, so that's reassuring. i also changed the size of the dress that i ordered for this weekend, so i will be getting a 6 and an 8...hopefully one of them fits!!! <BR> <BR> recap: <BR> <BR> breakfast - light italian flatout wrap w/ 3 oz of chicken, about 10 turkey pepperoni and mustard. tall iced soy latte w/ 3 shots of espresso <BR> <BR> morning snacks - 1 cup o... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:04:56 EST recap 8.25.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767205 what a difference grocery shopping and a good mindset can make! i am having a pretty frustrating time at work, but i am not letting that mess with my eating. i have class after work today (until 8) and then a work event tomorrow night (until 9), which means very long days/not much time to get my steps in <em>24</em> but...i will do what i can!!! <BR> <BR> yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - light italian flatout wrap w/ about 3 oz of chicken and mustard. tall iced soy latte w/ 3 shots of e... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:08:54 EST recap 8.24.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766603 so, firstly, i am happy to say that my boyfriend semi-forced us into grocery shopping yesterday...and i think that the kick in the butt was quite timely! i do have to fit into a potentially two-sizes-too-small dress this friday... <BR> <BR> it feels good to get back into cooking chicken and packing healthy snacks for work :) <BR> <BR> both days this weekend were kind of weird eating-wise, because i pretty much ate one giant meal and a little snack each day. <BR> <BR> yesterday: <BR> <BR>... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:25:52 EST recap 8.20.14 (and a work-related vent) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764117 so...i have realized that i have just been enjoying my free time too much lately to make much progress weight-loss-wise. i have been getting my steps in consistently (actually better than ever in my life), and staying in my ranges 90% of time calorie-wise, but cannot lose weight because i can't keep the carbs/alcohol down! i've def been over 150 g of carbs every day, and have had at least one or two glasses of wine most nights. i shall keep plugging away, but if i am going to lose weight, i n... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:52:35 EST recap 8.19.14 (and seeking advice!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763584 sooo i'm afraid yesterday was more of the same - got all of my steps and more, but also all of the food that i needed and more...resulting in no forward motion haha. <BR> <BR> i had a dr's appt today, and weighed exactly one pound less than i did at my appt last year. i guess i could look at this as a success for "maintaining" but it is frustrating knowing that i lost an additional 18.5 in the middle there, and could have been even lower than that...ahhh well. <BR> <BR> before getting to th... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:20:02 EST recap 8.18.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762714 well...i have to say that yesterday was kind of a continuation of what i have been doing that hasn't been working haha. i got most of my steps in, and stayed in my ranges, but didn't make the bestttt eating choices. <BR> <BR> i didn't weigh myself this morning (and i took my dog for a morning walk, which i never do!) so i am hoping that i didn't create any more damage. <BR> <BR> breakfast - toasted sesame bagel with about 1 tbsp of cream cheese, iced coffee w/ a splash of half and half <BR>... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:43 EST recap 8.16 and 8.17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762020 soo i am getting a little frustrated, because i have been staying within my eating ranges and getting all of my steps in (and more!) but the scale seems to be kinda creeping up?!? i will focus on making my food choices better... <BR> <BR> saturday recap: <BR> <BR> breakfast was the standard turkey bacon and egg white on english muffin with a tall iced latte. <BR> <BR> i kind of had a continuation of food throughout the rest of the day, rather than distinct meals (and looking back...maybe t... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:12:07 EST recap 8.15.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760731 soo big day at work today and i am looking forward to this afternoon when the stressful part is over! i also have to make some major headway on a project for school, so i am going to try to get some of that done while i am in the office... <BR> <BR> despite having a pretty good day yesterday, i seem to be up a half pound on the scale? counting it as a fluke and not stressing about it... <BR> <BR> breakfast - reduced fat turkey bacon and egg white on english muffin, iced tall soy latte <BR> ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:05:33 EST recap 8.14.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760233 i am nearing the end of a very stressful project at work, and counting the minutes until tomorrow afternoon, when things will be wrapped up!!! <BR> <BR> i indulged a bit for my dinner last night, as i was in half-day-of-work-vacation-mode, but i still stayed in my ranges (just a bit high on carbs). <BR> <BR> yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - reduced fat turkey bacon and egg white on english muffin, tall iced soy latte <BR> <BR> lunch (i am counting this more as snacks, because i didn't rea... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:08:21 EST recap 8.13.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759438 feeling great today - it is in the 60s and feeling like fall, i was running early enough to take my dog on a super quick walk this morning, and i get a half-day at work!!! <BR> <BR> yesterday- <BR> <BR> breakfast: fresh fruit cup + coconut chobani <BR> <BR> lunch: salad w/ green beans, roasted zucchini, chicken, carrots, banana peppers, 5 pepperoni, black olives + a little chopped bacon <BR> <BR> snacks: salt and pepper cashews, banana <BR> <BR> dinner: salad w/ chicken, tofu, corn salsa... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:05:00 EST recap 8.12.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758765 so i have been feeling very overwhelmed lately, and things kind of came to a head yesterday...i had a pretty stressful (and long) day at work, came home feeling overwhelmed, and my dog bit me...which somehow put me over the edge haha. this led to a crying session and talk with my boyfriend about how i've been feeling, and i am happy to say that he is so supportive and great and made me feel much better. <BR> <BR> in the midst of all of this, i was unable to take my long dog walk or eat dinne... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:15:33 EST recap 8.11.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758186 soo made the mistake of waiting too long for dinner last night (aka my boyfriend told me he'd be ready at 7.15 and it was actually 8.30 haha...) so i was too hungry...and made bad choices... <BR> <BR> breakfast - starbucks spinach feta wrap, tall iced soy latte <BR> <BR> lunch - salad w/ cucumber, carrots, banana pepper and chicken + 2 tbsp of ranch. cup of chicken vegetable soup <BR> <BR> snacks - 1 oz of salt + pepper cashews, cookies and cream quest bar <BR> <BR> dinner - turkey club o... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:27:37 EST recap 8.10.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757389 i finally did it!!!!!!!!!! i stayed healthy and on-track for an entire class weekend! and actually got exercise each day! i don't even recognize myself haha. <BR> <BR> while the scale hasn't moved in a couple of days, i did drop another .5 inch on my waist since yesterday :) i have decided to also start measuring my lower belly, as this is a big problem area. i am curious to see how quickly i am able to make progress there. <BR> <BR> yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - starbucks egg white + f... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:40:40 EST recap 8.8 + 8.9.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756756 sorry i missed the update yesterday! this weekend has been pretty crazy with class. i accidentally got to class 30 mins early today though haha which gives me plenty of time :) <BR> <BR> friday: <BR> breakfast - starbucks feta wrap + tall iced soy latte <BR> <BR> lunch - protein packed salad w/ chicken, cottage cheese, 2 egg whites, banana pepper, olives, cucumber and 5 pepperoni <BR> <BR> dinner - baba w/ pita and a greek chicken salad (probably ate too much pita with this...) <BR> <BR>... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:45:18 EST recap 8.7.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755586 feeling good! the scale did not go down anymore today, but i suppose i can't expect to lose a pound a day...i still haven't been able to hit 8 cups of water, but i shall keep trying! i am planning a wild and crazy friday night of taking my dog on a hike and then grocery shopping! woo-eee! i want to make sure that i have plenty of healthy snacks to take to class this weekend so that i do not succumb to the weekend class unhealthy eating monster... <BR> <BR> anyway...yesterday: <BR> <BR> brea... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:21:15 EST recap 8.6.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754920 not a perfect day, but not an awful day. <BR> <BR> breakfast - starbucks egg white + feta wrap, small iced coffee w/ half and half <BR> <BR> lunch - greek farro salad, roll, chocolate chip cookie (eek - boxed lunch. should've just eaten the salad and left the rest!) <BR> <BR> dinner - went out with my bf, split a cheese plate and artichoke bruschetta, had 2 glasses of wine. so much bread, but so delicioussss!!!! seriously my ideal meal. <BR> <BR> exercise - 6,591 steps, 468 cals burned ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:27:41 EST recap 8.5.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754160 finally - back to actually paying attention to my food and exercise!!! i was actually too low on calories yesterday, but i figure one day is not a huge deal. <BR> <BR> breakfast - starbucks egg white + feta wrap, iced coffee w/ a bit of half and half <BR> <BR> lunch - salad with cucumber, chicken, jalapeno, green bell pepper, cauliflower, green beans, and 5 pepperoni <BR> <BR> dinner - one cup portion of seaweed + soba noodle salad, 2 sips of white wine <BR> <BR> exercise - 10,607 steps, ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 07:56:36 EST a non-scale non-victory... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753471 so, some of you may remember that about a month or two ago, i commented that despite the fact that i was gaining weight, one of my former "goal" skirts was so big on me that it fell down - this made me feel better at that time, because at least my weight was reflecting in how my clothes fit! i am very disheartened to say that i am wearing said skirt to work today, and it fits perfectly :( <BR> <BR> on top of clean eating and lots of water drinking, i am getting back to: <BR> <BR> -lunch tim... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:39:00 EST getting organized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752922 so as much as i have loved all of this work travel, i have had absolutely no routine...which has not been good for weight loss! <BR> <BR> also, it has led to me procrastinating on my homework, so i now have to do three assignments by tomorrow...eekkk! <BR> <BR> i might not have a chance to work out until thursday this week, so i am going to focus on CLEAN EATING! not going over my cals or carbs! drinking lots of water! this is forreal - i got back up to 160 for a day last week, which is so ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:48:13 EST one month countdown... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748964 ...until i need to fit in a size four gown. yikes. <BR> <BR> i am back in town for the day, and then hitting the road at 5 am tomorrow to head back to the west coast for work. i am planning to get some hiking in while i am there, as well as trying to stick to bread-free! <BR> <BR> i had an egg white wrap this morning, but other than that, no bread products today. i am going to try to have protein + salad for dinner, and get a walk in with my new pup after work. (oh yea, did i mention that ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:09:19 EST checkin in from the road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746899 so i have been travelling for work for the past 6 days, and overall have had a great time! unfortunately, this great time has included letting myself eat WHATEVER the eff i want. i've been averaging 10K steps/day, so i was hoping that the all-out eating would balance out, but i can tell by how my clothes are fitting that it is not quite working out that way. <BR> <BR> i finally dragged my butt to the gym this morning (which, by the way, is the nicest gym i've ever been to...i will never look... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:27:25 EST trying to remind myself of this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740674 i am not defined by the scale. i am not defined by my weight. gaining weight does not make me ugly and awful. <BR> <BR> i was doing great for about 3 days, and then ruined everything with a burger on tuesday night...which put me into "eat whatever you want" mode on wednesday, and i gained 3 POUNDS IN ONE DAY. not so good for the morale. i haven't been at this weight since december 2013. not feeling great. <BR> <BR> but - i need to remind myself...this is not the end of the world. my boyfrie... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:17:13 EST water challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739978 so i read this article...and i figure it's worth a try! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-<BR>2480491/How-drinking-litres-water-day-<BR>took-years-face.html <BR> <BR> i took a picture of myself yesterday, and will take another one in 4 weeks. in the meantime...100 oz of water a day! who's with me??? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:12:37 EST a disappointing realization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738681 well, my initial disappointment is that i did not stick to my weekend goals at all. <BR> <BR> in fact, i did not exercise a single time all weekend. i ate a disgusting amount of food, including: lunch at arby's (i literally have not done that since high school), a grilled cheese with a full sized salad and fries for dinner that night, a burger and full sized salad and fries for dinner the next night, tons of chips, a pint of moose tracks ice cream...it was awful. i think i ate a total of 3 ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:41:09 EST weekend goals!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735920 so...summer semester has officially commenced. i will be in class all day friday-sunday...womp womp. (well, just kidding. i love school. but so much stress!) <BR> <BR> anyway! my boyfriend is closing at work all this weekend, which i have chosen to view as a blessing in disguise. sure, this means that i am going a full week only seeing him at 3 am when he comes home from work, BUT i can focus on my fitness and getting lots of sleep! <BR> <BR> here is the plan: <BR> <BR> go for a run every ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:25:47 EST it's getting to the point... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729052 - that none of my clothes are looking good on me <BR> - that i am feeling really fat again <BR> - that i am giving up on myself every three days and resigning to over-eating/not exercising <BR> - that i am displaying old binge eating behaviors in a big way <BR> - that i am gaining more and more weight <BR> - that i weigh exactly the same now as i did at this time last year <BR> - that i am ready to push the re-set button <BR> - that i am done cutting myself slack <BR> - that i want to be prou... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:55:47 EST slow but steady progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725498 so, things are truckin' right along! the weight isn't necessarily coming off as quickly as it usually does when i am on-track, but it is definitely coming off. (also, i am at the smallest waist measurement that i have ever been! [it was probably smaller when i weighed less, but i wasn't taking measurements then...]). <BR> <BR> i have a lonnnng day ahead, including a work lunch out and a late dinner. i have pre-tracked my entire day, which i think will be key! i saw a recipe for "pesto" spagh... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:31:59 EST feeling great!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724742 firstly...due to a CRAZY hectic weekend, i pre-planned to take a vacation day yesterday. let me just say...monday vacation days are magical haha. i went for a LONNNG walk, relaxed, bought tons of healthy groceries, got my life in order. i feel amazing today! despite a little shakiness in my first week of weight watchers, i managed to lose 1.6 lbs (well, as of today, i am down 2.4 lbs since last monday). my fitness minutes have been totally on target, and i feel completely back on the healthy ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:36:18 EST how to correct for yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721968 soooo i am trying to figure out how this happened. i had an average/good day at work, and then i went to my best friend's house for a ladies dinner. i was planning to keep things vegetarian and carb-free so that i could drink wine, but i felt guilty not eating the (healthy) meal that she prepared, so i went for it. and had two glasses of wine. still not that bad, though! sure, i was over on my points, but everything that i ate was healthy. <BR> <BR> but then...i decided that i had to stop at... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:18:19 EST feeling disconnected! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721274 so this is really silly haha...but since i started tracking on ww instead of spark, i've been feeling very disconnected from the spark community! seems like a good time to check in with an update :) <BR> <BR> i am absolutely loving weight watchers! i've been having a lot of trouble with portion control/keeping my eating in check recently, and this is definitely helping to keep me on track. i love that i have a finite number of points, and that once i am out of those i am done for the day! si... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:00:24 EST weight watchers reality check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719678 so...i have had lots of off days. for the past 3 months, more or less. it is not surprising that i keep gaining and losing the same five pounds, because i keep having 4 good days followed by 4 bad days. <BR> <BR> i started weight watchers yesterday. while i generally like to start things on a "good" day, i.e. a "fresh start" day, i started this on a bad day. and i tracked everything. the result: i consumed 50 points, when i am supposed to be eating 26. this REALLY puts things in perspective.... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:44:37 EST update to the plizzan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719225 so...in an effort to switch things up and lose these last 30 lbs, i have decided to sign up for weight watchers online. i have done weight watchers in the past with a bit of success, so i am hoping that it will be the tool that i need! <BR> <BR> it seems impossible to update my food and exercise on both websites every day, so i will be tracking on weight watchers for those. i will be weighing in every monday, and updating my weight and measurements on both sites. i will still use spark for t... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:32:17 EST