SUPERACHIEVER's SparkPeople Blog SUPERACHIEVER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Surprisingly GOOD NEWS to share with you! <BR> Hi people! I just had to share with you my latest news! <BR> <BR> I've been noticing that my pants are definitely fitting looser lately and there's good reason. <BR> <BR> I've LOST 6.5# since August 6, 2012!!!!! <BR> <BR> That's only 5 DAYS AGO but it is a reflection of the hard work and effort I've been putting in since the end of March, 2012, when I first came on board with SP. <BR> <BR> Talk about being elated! I can now say that I am living PROOF that SUCCESS can be ac... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:05:32 EST Cat Who's Ready For Their Walk! A fellow SPer here has shared with me the following animal video. Again, absolutely adorable. <BR> <BR> Can you tell that I'm an animal lover????? Not much. <BR> <BR> This one is a cat that is telling his owner he's ready for his walk. Unbelievable. Who would have thought a cat would or could do something like this? <BR> <BR> You just never know what these animals will do next. It's just like the old Art Linkletter show, "Kids Say the Darndest Things". A lot like that but through the ... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:29:48 EST Forever Friends! I just had to write a new entry here so that I could share what I was given by another SPer here. <BR> <BR> It's a video of a dog and cat and their bonding from the time the cat was a newborn kittie and brought home to the present day where they're both full grown and enjoying and loving each others company. <BR> <BR> There are two videos but I prefer the first one cuz it's just soooooo cute! The second one is good to but the owners have jazzed it up by putting in various "batman type" ca... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 17:45:01 EST Nearing the 4 month point Well, it's about that time again for me to come on board and let you know what's been happening in my life. <BR> <BR> Man, where do I start????? <BR> <BR> This month was so full of activities, thoughts, changes, and disappointments that I don't really know where to start. <BR> <BR> The best place to start is to say that I have had yet another GREAT month here at SP! My weight and nutrition tracking have suffered but there is good reason for that. I have become very involved with communi... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:55:26 EST Month Three Here At SP All I can say is WOW! I can not believe the results I am already experiencing since coming on board with SP! <BR> <BR> I have lost an additional 3 pounds this month so far and I still have two days in the month to go. I'd like to believe that I have more pounds lost by that time but we'll see! <BR> <BR> In addition to the weight loss, I have made so many wonderful friends and buds, have been able to help where it's needed as they have me, and I have become myself again. <BR> <BR> I have ... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:44:30 EST Month Two At SparkPeople Well, it's been a full TWO MONTHS here at SparkPeople and I want to reflect on what has transpired and how my life has changed so far. <BR> <BR> I began here with a weight of 234# and am now down to 223#. I've been too much of a chicken to get back on the scale to see if I have lost anything further. Even though I can't tell you if I've lost any further weight, I can tell you that I can actually see my waistline again and that the jeans and pants that were barely fitting if I held my breat... Tue, 29 May 2012 12:24:17 EST What a blast this place is! Hi everybody! Well I started here on March 28, 2012 and it is now May 17, 2012. I started out weighing 234 and am now down to 223 ..... with a lot more to go. I would like to see myself get down to 110 so I've got my work cut out for me. <BR> <BR> But, thanks to all of you here, I know I'll succeed in achieving this goal this time. I have tried many, many times to lose weight, knowing that I needed to. But the stress, aggravation, anger, anxiety of the world and my current job have just... Thu, 17 May 2012 16:10:07 EST One month into Spark People <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Not only did I reach my exercise minutes goal of 900 .... I exceeded it and made it to 1000 and I've still got tomorrow to go. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Secondly, I managed to lose a bit of weight .... and all within the first month here. Despite my searching for those right exercises and finding my way around, I was able to achieve a couple of great goals as starting goals. <BR> <BR> I know that this is just a snapshot of what I can expect as I continue... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:04:11 EST One of our own has publicity! I'm sure a number of you are already aware of this but, as I mosied over to my Yahoo email front page, I noticed a little blurb about one of our own. It was a teaser to get you to read further about her success with losing weight. Funny thing about it is I remember reading about her just yesterday. Boy, they don't waste any time, do they? <BR> <BR> I think it's great. SparkPeople is getting out there and making themselves known by other powers that be. Way to go SparkPeople! Keep up th... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:16:53 EST Man oh Man! Boy oh boy! I no sooner get myself going in the right direction with my exercising, my dieting goes the opposite way. But it is a learning game and I know that when you start out that that is the hardest and most difficult part of the regime. <BR> <BR> So, that said, there is no way but up from where I am. It's a learning process for us all. I'm waiting for the day when I can see my results and scream with joy. It's coming. I know it is! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:18:46 EST Slowing Down Is Not As Easy As You Think! It killed me to do what I did yesterday. I had appointments for Saturday, Sunday and Monday for work. I was so exhausted from being on the go all the time, I didn't know just how much was left in me. So I wound up cancelling all my appointments and running the risk of losing these clients. It killed me to do this but I knew I had to as I had nothing left in me. <BR> <BR> Well, today, Saturday, was the first day that I had cleared my day from appointments and I wound up sleeping a good po... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:37:00 EST Major changes are being made TODAY! Today is April 18, 2012 and I am going on record and will be held accountable for the MAJOR changes I've decided to make TODAY thanks to my SparkPeople friends and buds. <BR> <BR> I've been making excuses long enough and enough is enough! <BR> <BR> No more feeling sorry for myself or making excuses that just delay the inevitable! <BR> <BR> I went to a friend's 50th birthday party last year and she snapped pictures of me that I am truly ashamed of! UGH! I am soooooo upset as I kept myself... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:25:57 EST My Goodies From YOU! I would write all of you in thanks for having sent me the goodies but I haven't figured out how to do it. :) <BR> <BR> So let me just write a real quick note here to thank you all for the wonderful goodies I now have in my possession. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. <BR> <BR> God bless! <BR> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:56:28 EST Stress can be overcome! Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> I just finished writing to a new gal, Mel, and decided to write a post up about what I had mentioned to her. <BR> <BR> She joined one of my groups involving stress and I reached out to here and started telling her my saga over the years with stress. <BR> <BR> First off, let me tell you that you have to address the fact that you have stress before you can conquer it. Then, once you know it's an issue you have to overcome, you tackle it and work through it til you wi... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:17:45 EST I did do it! Thanks to all for the words o encouragement. Would you believe I've done 4.5 hours worth of heavy, hard and strenuous Spring Cleaning???? Yep, 4.5 hours in today alone. I think I'm back on the band wagon. Nice to accumulate that many minutes in fell swoop. <BR> <em>198</em> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:21:07 EST Rude Awakening Boy, I didn't realize how much a negative impact missing two days worth of exercising can have. Gadzooks, it really takes alot of that momentum away PLUS your points for the month really suffer. Looks like I'll have to be much more consistent with the way in which I exercise every day. <BR> <BR> My motivation is there, thanks to SparkPeople and all the friends I've acquired. Now it's just stopping "putting it off", which is sooooooo easy to do to. <BR> <BR> Easter is tomorrow and I'm ... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 10:09:16 EST Happy Easter Everyone! Just days away from a great family holiday. Enjoy your easter egg hunts with the kids, trips to the church for the services, and family get-togethers to enjoy the food, drink and time with those you love. <BR> <BR> Holidays are always difficult when it comes to diet and exercise but what a great time to begin your regimen to see just how determined you are. <BR> <BR> I've slipped the last two days and I have to get back on the bandwagon and move forward. Tomorrow we get back on track an... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 00:56:59 EST I LOST 4 POUNDS SINCE BEGINNING! I know it's not much but it's such a good feeling to be able to report that I've lost 4 more pounds since I started the exercise portion of this program. Losing those pounds just proves to me that I have more to lose than I had anticipated. So I'm on the right path to a better ME! I owe it all to SPARKPEOPLE and all my buddies here. <BR> <BR> Here's to a long and great relationship with all of you as I progress through to my goal of losing 110 pounds! I'm off to a good start. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 08:25:15 EST Oh Me, Oh My! Two days into my exercise regime and I'm feeling it. That's good, right? That means I'm doing it right. You have to expect aches and pains when you start up on an exercise program. I love the fact that I'm sore! And in only two days. <BR> <BR> I've noticed an increase in my energy level plus I seem to be much more alert and attentive to matters at hand. <BR> <BR> Good, positive feedback for the first two days of my plan. <BR> <BR> And I owe it all to you here at SparkPeople! Than... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 23:02:13 EST NOTICE: KarenPietsch is now SuperAchiever For those of you that I missed sending an email regarding my new name here at SparkPeople, I want you to know about it by reading my blog. Please friend me and talk to me via blogging using my new name. <BR> <BR> Thanks, in advance. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 17:04:51 EST This is it! This is "E" DAY! Despite the lateness of the day, this is the day I claimed I would begin my exercise portion of my weight loss program. I WILL DO IT!!!! I'm just too into learning more about the SparkPeople website right now. But I will be doing my exercise and I will begin to track it EVERY DAY FROM THIS DAY FORTH! Plus I'll also be tracking my weight now on a DAILY basis. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to have the results I've read about by so many others that believe and use this site. <BR> <BR> Yippeee! I... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 16:05:42 EST I think it's time for a change I'm getting a stinkin feelin that it's time to make a drastic change in my life. I've been in real estate now for 17 years and I've noticed that every little thing is setting me off. That's got to be a sign that it's time to make a change. I don't want to deal with that anymore and the people, oh the people. Unbelievable. So many new requirements and documents needed just to conduct the business. I don't think it's worth it anymore. :) Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:54:37 EST Well, it's looking GOOOOOOOD! Well, I woke up feeling refreshed for the first time in a long time. Still working on getting that energy level up but I'm sure come April 1 when I start to exercise and work out that will go up with no problem. <BR> <BR> But for now, I'm learning how to eat all over again and your site is wonderful for the right way to do this. I look for articles now to read as I login to this site every morning after watching my TV ministries. <BR> <BR> Still need some more time with God but I believ... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:22:46 EST Two Days AFTER My BAD DAY on Sunday Well, ever since that bad day on Sunday, I've been making a conscientious effort to right that wrong. I had a great day yesterday in my totals, despite those ten cookies AT NIGHT. I didn't have lunch though so that's probably why I was still ok by the end of the day. :) <BR> <BR> Well I have a better disposition today. Stress level appears to be lower than norm and I've got a class to take all afternoon today. So I guess I have a rather EASY day today. Just have to stay on track from ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:22:26 EST Sunday was BAD day Considering that I had stressful days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and did a lot of driving to and from appointments which always exhausts me, I came home with the biggest hunger and appetite I have had in days. I couldn't wait to get food in my mouth which I proceeded to do. <BR> <BR> I have realized in the near past that I binge eat when under the gun or under stress or exhausted and fatigued and that's all I was doing yesterday. <BR> <BR> I was so upset with myself and embarrassed b... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:34:33 EST Stress will be reduced in 4 weeks from this day I have just joined the Stress Breakers Challenge where I will be working on reducing the amount of stress in my life over a 4 week period starting today. I will be monitoring it as well. Here goes! Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:32:00 EST